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Can they pick up dormant herpes 2 on a test?

Can they pick up dormant herpes 2 on a test?

Yes: Blood tests can diagnose herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), the usual cause of oral herpes, and HSV2, the main cause of genital herpes. Have an IgG antibody test only. IgM testing often done but is unreliable, often misleading, not recommended by herpes experts. But beware: even IgG testing can be misleading. Get tested only if recommended by a doctor experienced in herpes and testing for it. ...Read more

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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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If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

Depends: That depends on the test. A blood test will remain positive but a veal culture will be positive only with active infection. ...Read more

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Best ways to keep gential herpes dormant or less severe?

Get script of anti-: virals from your doctor and take daily suppressive dose which decreses your risk of shedding to 1 out 365 days a year ...Read more

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How long can herpes type 1 stay dormant before your first outbreak?

How long can herpes type 1 stay dormant before your first outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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Can herpes remain dormant for over ten years in a female who has a 3 year old child?

Can herpes remain dormant for over ten years in a female who has a 3 year old child?

Herpes infection: Clinical symptoms of herpes eruption range from no eruptions at all even though the person has an infection to eruptions coming very closely together like 1-2 times a month for a person with a fully functional immune system. Stress, being ill, sun exposure and other stimuli can increase frequency of eruptions. People whose immune systems are weakened get frequent or continuous eruptions. ...Read more

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Does herpes lay dormant in the spinal cord or nervous system?

Does herpes lay dormant in the spinal cord or nervous system?

In the ganglia: Which is a bundle of nerve tissue that contains the body of nerve cells. It acts as a relay station between central and peripheral nervous system. That's where the virus lives. For facial herpes it's in trigeminal or gasserian ganglion, for genital herpes it's in the pelvic dorsal ganglia. ...Read more

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HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. never lesions, Thoughts. false (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. virus dormant like HSV1? any worries

HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. never lesions,   Thoughts. false (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. virus dormant like HSV1? any worries

Maybe false positive: The HSV IgM antibody test is notoriously unreliable. Real herpes and STD experts never order that test and always ignore the result and so should you. If you have also had an IgG antibody test that is negative, you can safely assume your IgM result is false and that you don't have HSV2. ...Read more

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How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

Years. : Usually, outbreaks occur monthly or every few monts, becoming less frequent with time. ...Read more