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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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Hsv1 is 25 Hsv2 2.64 Am I Positive ?

Hsv1 is 25
Hsv2 2.64 
Am I Positive ?

HSV1 positive: Those results confirm you are infected with HSV type 1, as are half of all persons over 20 years old (in the US). This is usually due to an oral infection, usually acquired in childhood and not an STD. You probably do not have HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. ...Read more

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Is someone with HSV1 protected against getting HSV2?

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

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Hsv2 read >5.00 hsv1 read <0.90 what do the numbers mean?

Hsv2 read >5.00
hsv1 read <0.90

what do the numbers mean?

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

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If you already have Oral HSV1, can you also obtain Oral HSV2?

If you already have Oral HSV1, can you also obtain Oral HSV2?

Herpes 2: Yes herpes II is genital herpes so you can get it in your mouth from oral sex. it is just like you have chickenpox ( which is a herpes virus ) and herpes I. To prevent outbreaks take lysine 500 mg a day and if you have an outbreak increase it to 1500 mg q day ...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 you contract hsv2 on lips if you already have hsv1?

Can you contract hsv2 on lips if you already have hsv1?

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

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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?

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 more

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