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Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Had 3 small pimples on penis.  Two on the shaft one on the head.  Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Many causes: There are many reasons or causes of oral, genital, or other skin type lesions. Herpes is only one viral infection. See your medical doctor or a dermatologist to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever ...Read more


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Hsv 2 exposure 6 mos ago. Negative at month 2 post exposure, positive for hsv1/negative for HSV 2 at month 5. Do I need to retest for HSV 2?

Hsv 2 exposure 6 mos ago. Negative at month 2 post exposure, positive for hsv1/negative for HSV 2 at month 5. Do I need to retest for HSV 2?

Why?: What are you going to do if it is positive? Nearly everyone is positive for HSV1. In the not to distant future i suspect this will also be true for HSV2. Even so, few people have outbreaks and even fewer is it a recurring problem. When it is, a compromised immune system is the greater problem. ...Read more

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Hsv2: curious how it can be passed to baby thru delivery without an outbreak present?Can hsv1 be passed thru delivery? (hsv 1 indeterminate;hsv 2 neg)

Herpes is Contagious: We now understand that herpes infection leads to viral shedding whether you have a sore or not. Herpes 2 in the vaginal canal during delivery can lead to neonatal eye infections and blindness. It is old knowledge, now proven false, that you are only contagious with a sore. If you are hsv 2 negative then you do not need to worry. ...Read more

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Can you have both hsv1& HSV 2 genitally? If so will you have an outbreak when you catch hsv2?

Possibly: You can absolutely have both types of herpes simultaneously and both could be genital, both oral, one oral and one genital, etc. It also can occur that when you contract the second one the first might flare due to stress and altered immunity. If you are dealing with herpes, know that while we cannot cure it, it is very manageable for most with medications. Consult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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My recent blood tests show positive for hsv type 1 IgG, negative for hsv 2 IgG and hsv1&2 IgM is positive. what does this mean and what should i do?

My recent blood tests show positive for hsv type 1 IgG, negative for hsv 2 IgG and hsv1&2 IgM is positive. what does this mean and what should i do?

Have HSV1, no HSV2: You are infected with HSV1, like up to 90% adults in your country. You don't have HSV2, except maybe if exposed recently; it takes several weeks for the test to become positive. Ignore the IgM result; it's probably just another reflection of your HSV1 infection. In theory, positive IgM means new infection with either virus, but It's notoriously unreliable, rarely done by herpes experts. ...Read more

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Hsv1 IgG 53.60 high Hsv 2 IgG <0.91 Hsv IgM I/II combo 1.48 high What does all this mean? My herpes results from the lab! Doc wasn't helpful

HSV serology: Without knowing specifically what test technique was utilized cannot give you specifics other than to say that you have had Herpes simplex Type 1 infection sometime in the past and probably have not had Type 2, since even though you show some antibody it may be overlap from the Type 1 antibody. Why wasn't the doctor helpful? Talk to them and insist. Why did you do this anyway? ...Read more

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I recently got blood work done and it came back positive for HSV 2. Now I feel like I have an underground pimple on my upper lip. Can I jave hsv1?

HSV: You can have HSV2 of the oral area and HSV1 of genital area. It is a misunderstanding that HSV1 is limited to oral and HSV2 is limited to genital. If the oral or genital or anal area come into contact with either HSV1 or HSV2, it will contract that virus. If you develop oral lesions or "cold sore" it is probably HSV2 but may be HSV1, it doesn't matter. You still treat with the same antivirals. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more