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Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex virus 2 from someone who has oral herpes 1?

Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals to an other person's mouth. Thus you should avoid oral sex with anyone with a sore on his or her mouth. Hsv is extremely contagious even in the absence of symptoms or visible lesions. Thus beware! ...Read more

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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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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

No, but,: You can get hsv1 in the gential area from someone with hsv1 or hsv2 in the oral area from someone with hsv2. They are 2 distinct forms of herpes virus though both respond well to the same medications often. ...Read more

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Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Usually, yes: Herpes, gonorrhea, hiv, and human papilloma virus, are usually tested for in initial screening, among other things (like diabetes) during the first trimester visits. Usually, though, it is just a herpes virus screen, which includes herpes type i and ii, rather than separating them out. ...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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I have HSV 1 and was expose to HSV 2 those a incoming herpes outbreak make you feel achy?

I have HSV 1 and was expose to HSV 2 those a incoming herpes outbreak make you feel achy?

HSV infections: The initial infection with a herpes virus can potentially be accompanied by fever and body aches, similar to the flu. Recurrences of hsv usually don't have symptoms other than at the place of the rash. However, body aches can occur with other common conditions like the flu. A blood test can be done in a few weeks to see if you have antibodies to hsv 2. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex virus 2. How dangerous is it?

Herpes simplex virus 2. How dangerous is it?

Depends: Dangerous can mean different things to different people. It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening. ...Read more

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If somebody has hsv1 are they immune to hsv2?

If somebody has hsv1 are they immune to hsv2?

No: Most people have hsv-1. That doesn't make them immune to hsv-2. They're two different (but related) viruses. ...Read more

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Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Not really...: The way you ask the question, I assume you mean some sort of chronic neurological problem. The answer is a definite no; HSV doesn't do that. Recurrent outbreaks can be preceded by "prodrome" of tingling or pain, which has a neurological origin. And rarely HSV2 can cause recurrent outbreaks of the membranes covering the brain, with recurrent aseptic meningitis. Otherwise no neurological worries. ...Read more

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How to tell if i'm affected by HSV 1 and 2 virus or HIV virus?

The best test: For past exposure to hsv is specific antibody but does not predict getting active lesions or not. Dx from lesions can be made by viral culture. Hiv is screened for by antibody as well and the virus RNA can be tested for in the blood. ...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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Diagnosed w/ hsv1&hsv2. Hsv2 was cultured from genitals. Hsv1 antibodies in bloodwork. How do I know if it is oral or genital? No cold sore

Diagnosed w/ hsv1&hsv2. Hsv2 was cultured from genitals. Hsv1 antibodies in bloodwork. How do I know if it is oral or genital? No cold sore

You have both: You cultured HSV 2 from the genitals so this means that the current lesion on the genitals is HSV 2. If your blood HSV 2 antibody was negative then you also know that the HSV 2 is newly acquired less than 6 weeks ago. You also learned that in the past you acquired HSV 1 since your antibodies are positive. ...Read more

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Can two herpes negative people create herpes when they have unprotected sex ? How is herpes created ?

Can two herpes negative people create herpes when they have unprotected sex ? How is herpes created ?

Herpes infection: Genital or oral herpes are viral infections that cause painful ulcers, fluid filled blisters or pustules in the skin or mouth. It is transmitted from one infected person to another by direct contact with the virus thru skin-skin contact or infected fluids. The virus can be dormant and not easily noticeable during some infection outbreaks so some people can be infected yet not even know it. ...Read more

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Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1: 2.21 hsv-2: >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Not necessarily: The bottom line is that you are infected with hsv and may experience herpes lesions in the genital area. If you do, you may wish to be on treatment that can reduce the recurrences. Tell all your sex partners of your hsv status. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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