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Can You Have Hsv1 And Hsv2
I have hsv1 and hsv2 and been having off balance and vertigo and passing out should I get on antivirals?all other blood work normal
Little if any: People with HSV1 tend to have less severe first episodes when they catch HSV2, but that's all. There might be a slighly reduced risk of catching HSV2, but nothing to be counted on. ...Read more
Pos HSV2, neg HSV1: The lab report should have notations about this but maybe hard to understand (written for HCPs, not patients). With the usual HSV antibody tests, over 3.5 is definitely positive, and under 0.9 is negative. (Between those numbers, it's sometimes hard to know.) Almost certainly you are infected with HSV2, i.e. genital herpes, but probably not HSV1, which mostly causes oral herpes. See an STD expert. ...Read more
Yes: Acquisition of one type is more difficult-though certainly possible-if you already have the other type. This is because either type, contracted orally or genitally, causes the body to produce antibodies, some of which are active against both hsv-1 and 2. This acquired immune response gives some limited protection if the body encounters a second type. When a person with a prior hsv infection does c. ...Read more
Is there a test to detect where herpes came from if you have gential herpes. Can you tell whether its hsv1 or hsv2 in the gential area?
No........yes: Culture or blood test will differentiate hsv1 from hsv2. A person may harbor the virus for months or years before the diagnosis is made. You can guess how & when you got it, but you are likely to be wrong unless it is the very first attack with a pos culture & neg blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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