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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes Simplex 2 From Herpes Simplex 1

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Can i get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?

No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area or hsv2 around the mouth. It is possible to have hsv 1 & 2 both in either the oral area or the gential area. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...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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How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?

Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?

Different Viruses: Hsv 1 and 2 are 2 viruses in the same family. They cause oral 'cold sores' and genital herpes. Both viruses can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative  <0.5 what does this mean?

Old infection : This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six weeks ago. ...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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For how long will you get herpes simplex 1 after you have been exposed to it (had sex with someone with it)?

For how long will you get herpes simplex 1 after you have been exposed to it (had sex with someone with it)?

Usually a few days: If you mean time until symptoms start, it's usually 2-5 days, rarely up to 2-3 weeks. If no blisters or sores by 10 days, you're probably in the clear. But low chance of infection from a single oral sex event. If you mean duration of HSV1 once infected, it's forever. Herpes infections persist for life. But for genital HSV-1, outbreaks and transmission to new partners usually are rare. ...Read more

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Why did i get herpes simplex-1?

Why did i get herpes simplex-1?

Possibly from : Kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores. ...Read more

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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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