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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 got a painless bump on the gum.Was diagnosed with herpes type 2 months ago.and finished medication.what is the cause of the bump?

Have got a painless bump on the gum.Was diagnosed with herpes type 2 months ago.and finished medication.what is the cause of the bump?

Not herpes: Numerous possibilities exist, mostly not serious -- maybe just a minor cyst. If it enlarged or becomes painful, see a dentist or doctor. This has nothing to do with herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have this itch sometimes I have discharge i got tested for all STD and it was negative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

I have this itch sometimes I have discharge i got tested for all STD and it was negative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

Probably not: What you're describing can be seen in various conditions including bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to your history of herpes . With herpes you would have symptoms of soreness tingling or visual lesions. However with all this said i would recommend that you see your gynecologist to confirm why you have what you have. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having this vaginal itch sometimes dischagei got tested for all STDs and they all were nnegative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

I keep having this vaginal itch sometimes dischagei got tested for all STDs and they all were nnegative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

Genital herpes: This is often manifested by painful ulcerations and seldom by itching alone, but anything is possible. More likely that you may be having a local reaction to something you are coming in contact with (allergy to tampons, lotions, contraceptive jellies, condoms, semen, and so on and so on). This needs to be worked out by examination and tests on the discharge and cannot comment without seeing these. ...Read more

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What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

Death or disability: The fetus is ge nerally protected by fetal membranesfrom exposure during pregnancy.During delivery, the newborn can acquire the virus as it is shead from the genital walls.Some will have skin leasions(blisters), but a more devistating problem occurs as the germ migrates to the brain to cause encephalitis.Death or major disability are possibile.Ob's opt for cs delivery if possible to avoid this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herpes type 2?

What are the symptoms of herpes type 2?

...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are blisters or ulcers on the genitals, rectum or mouth. These can take 2-4 weeks to heal. The first episode can be accompanied by fever, headache and body aches. Repeated outbreaks are common. There is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk. ...Read more

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Can Herpes Type 1 result into Herpes Type 2 that is if both me and my wife have Herpes Type 1?

Can Herpes Type 1 result into Herpes Type 2 that is if both me and my wife have Herpes Type 1?

No: Herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 are different types of viruses, even though they can both cause similar illnesses. So two people having herpes type 1 does not make herpes type 2 (herpes type 1 + herpes type 1 = herpes type 1) ...Read more

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Tested positive for herpes, type 1- >8.0 ai herpes type 2- 3.7 ai does this mean by the level type 2 was recent? I heard over 5 means u had it longer

Reading Herpes Tests: I would caution you against these assumptions. These tests should be read and positive (one has been exposed and infected) or negative (one does not have evidence of exposure and infection). Trying to guess when one was exposed will never be correct from these numbers. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

It's an STD: Clarification to previous reply: "Active lesions" are not necessary to transmit. In people with HSV2, the virus is often present in the genital area without symptoms, and herpes often is caught from infected partners who don't know they are infected and/or who don't have an apparent outbreak at the time. Your partner also needs to be checked for infection, even if s/he hasn't noticed anything. ...Read more

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Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Contagious but...: Herpes is a contagious std which is at its most contagious when you have active lesions.When lesions are not present, the disease can still be contagious but less so. Things that can reduce the odds of spreading to your partner are avoiding sex with active lesions, using anti-viral suppressive meds daily (your doc can help with this) and condoms, but nothing is perfect. Try www.Herpes.Org for info. ...Read more

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How to get througha herpes type 2 breakout faster.

Anti-viral meds: There are Anti-viral medications that can help shorten the duration. good luck. ...Read more

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Can i give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Can i give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Not if oral carrier: If you have oral herpes or are carrying the virus there, you can spread it by oral sex. ...Read more

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I have herpes type 2 ...can i safely give oral to my non infected boyfriend ?

I have herpes type 2 ...can i safely give oral to my non infected boyfriend ?

Details matter: How do you know if you have hsv1 or 2? Sometimes genital herpes is type 1. Most people already have type 1 and cannot get it from another person. Has your boyfriend had a blood test to define his herpes status? Most people who harbor herpes, type 1 or 2 or both, have no symptoms and are not aware that they already have it. Ask again after you know the details. ...Read more

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Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

Acyclovir/ valtrex (valacyclovir): Depending on the severity and frequency of your outbreaks, different treatment regimens are used. Some people have such infrequent outbreaks that they are on no treatment at all. For frequent, recurring outbreaks, daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) may be used to suppress the outbreaks. For some people, instead of taking daily suppressive medicine, they begin oral Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) at the first sign of an outbreak. ...Read more

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Blood test results say herpes ab type 1 iGg: 0.10 and herpes type 2 igg: 0.23 if I'm negative why aren't the numbers 0 why are they 0.10 and 0.23?

Blood test results say herpes ab type 1 iGg: 0.10 and herpes type 2 igg: 0.23 if I'm negative why aren't the numbers 0 why are they 0.10 and 0.23?

Normal range: Our immune system is working all the time and making Igs (immunoglobulins) some of which cross react with many antigens including some Herpes molecules used in the test itself: that is the normal baseline or reference range ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of Herpes Type 1 IgG- Serum Positive, Herpes Type 2 IgG - Serum Negative and Herpes 1+2 IgM Ab Serum Negative? Thats my results

Whats the meaning of Herpes Type 1 IgG- Serum Positive, Herpes Type 2 IgG - Serum   Negative and Herpes  1+2 IgM Ab Serum Negative? Thats my results

HSV1, no HSV2: The results mean you are carrying herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), usually from oral infection in childhood, so you probably have had it for years. But if you have had symptoms that suggest genital herpes, it could be a genital infection. You do not have HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. I takes up to 12 weeks for positive results, so these results do not exclude recent infection. ...Read more

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Herpes type 2 result on paper: igg is < 2 - reference values 0.00 - 22.00 ru/ml igm is 0.14 - reference value >0.8 to < 1.1 do I have herpes?

Herpes type 2 result on paper:
igg is < 2 - reference values  0.00 - 22.00 ru/ml 
igm is 0.14 - reference value >0.8 to < 1.1
do I have herpes?

Not enough info: The diagnosis of herpes is usually made based on painful lesions at the point of sexual contact and a history of potential exposure - scraping of lesions also can culture the virus, interpretation of blood tests depends on the timing (length of time between exposure or symptoms and the test). These results don't diagnose a recent infection, but can't interpret without more information. ...Read more

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If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

Yes!: You can acquire type 2 herpes as well. No protection is given. But remember location does not count. Type one or 2 can infect orally or genitally. ...Read more

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