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Can Someone Be Immune To Herpes
Can someone be immune to the herpes simplex virus ? And still have the shingles? If so is there a test you can take to see?
Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes virus family. Herpes simplex viruses are also members of the same family but different viruses from herpes simplex. You can have one & not the other. Having antibodies to herpes simplex doesn't prevent you from having shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox that a person had previously. There are blood tests for all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In a way: About 80% of the us has been exposed to herpes simplex type 1 (hsv-1) and about 30% to hsv-2. Many people have never had cold sores or genital lesions and have no idea they were exposed unless someone tests their antibodies to these viruses. Once you have herpes it lives in your nerves and might reactivate with stress or other events that decrease the immune system. ...Read more
If people become immune to herpes after awhile, does that mean they become less infectious or see less outbreaks ?
Is there a correlation between immune system strength and how quickly a person develops herpes antigens after exposure?
If you have herpes, and have strong immune system and the infection haven't shown can you still pass it else were in ur body and be visible else were?
Potential is there..: One can still produce an ulceration even with an intact immune system with a herpes infection not not be entirely aware do it . For example, a herpes infection on one buttocks cheek ( it's difficult to see this on your own) can cause the area opposite the original lesion ( the facing buttocks cheek ) to become infected. ...Read more
How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?
Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: All forms of herpes are caused by a virus that lies latent in the body until it decides to cause external lesions. Once you have the virus it remains in the body and the strength of your immune system plays a role in whether you will exhibit lesions or not. Having one kind does not keep you from having another and actually makes you more likely to have breakouts in multiple areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Past exposure: First, remember that hsv-1 is actually quite common as this is the comon "cold sore" on the lip. The antibody in the serum simply implies past exposure. No-one is "mmune" to herpes as the virus can reactivate at times. It is possible for hsv-1 to present as genital herpes, but this is less common as hsv-2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had my first oral herpes 1 breakout more than a week ago. Am I immune to get it genitally or my body hasn't had the time to produce enough antibodies?
Herpes Types I & II: Herpes is a virus that we used to classify as Type I(oral) and Type II (genital). However with sexual practices, Type I can end up in a Type II location on contact and vice versa. This includes yourself as well as sexual contact with others when the lesions are present. ...Read more
I have had herpes since 1997, i get it on my face and hands, never anywhere else.I am taking 2400mg of acyclivor every day and am still having outbreaks...Will this damage my liver and can I become immune to this medicine? I am 41 yrs old and female.
Sure it's herpes?: That's very high dose daily suppressive rx if immune competent; and high end of dosing if immune incompetent. Maybe it's not herpes. Seen a dermatologist? Or infectious disease doc? Could be dermatitis herpetiformis (look alike rash, often associated with celiac sprue), or other underlying immunological issue. There are other anti herpes meds available as well. ...Read more
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