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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Have herpes but have an itch dat leave and come back is it an outbreak?

Have herpes but have an itch dat leave and come back is it an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Possibly, but the best thing to do is to go back to your doctor and be examined. Cannot diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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I got tested for HIV which came back nonreactive. Does that mean i dint have herpes either? I haven't had an outbreak, it's been atleast 7 months

I got tested for HIV which came back nonreactive. Does that mean i dint have herpes either? I haven't had an outbreak, it's been atleast 7 months

Herpes and HIV: I may be missing something in your question but an HIV test will not ever also test for herpes and vice versa. They are different tests. If you know you have herpes why are you wanting to test again? ...Read more

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I just got a routine checkup and it came back with a result of HSV II igG 1.00 ratio. I've neverhad an outbreak of genital herpes. What does this mean?

Possible exposure: This is a borderline positive result, so I'd suggest a repeat in 3 months just to confirm. It is quite possible to have been exposed to and acquire HSV2 without ever having an outbreak. You may also get very mild outbreaks so you need to be alert for the possibility. Your biggest risk is that you could be infectious without realizing it, so you may want to consider prophylactic treatment. ...Read more

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How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, there usually is no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or two before the outbreak itself shows up. Your symptoms don't sound at all like herpes, which doesn't cause tingling without sores and rarely if ever causes low back pain. See doctor if symptoms continue, but no worries about herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Shingles?: It can, but this always raises the possibility of shingles (herpes zoster), which causes a painful linear band of blisters on one side of the body. Shingles requires higher doses of anti-herpes drugs than simple herpes. If you think you have shingles, you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How soon does a first outbreak of herpes take?

How soon does a first outbreak of herpes take?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. ...Read more

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Can i spread herpes haven't had a outbreak in 16years?

Can i spread herpes haven't had a outbreak in 16years?

Yes: Even women without active lesions may be shedding virus in their vaginal secretions. You will have this for your lifetime. Discuss this with any unprotected partners and they can assess the risks. ...Read more

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