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Can You Spread Genital Herpes Through Menstrual Blood
Yes: Yes bodily fluid has potential to transfer the virus.
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes through a blood test. Is it possible that I contracted it orally and only had one breakout in 3 years?
Possible: Please discuss this issue with your doctor at your next visit. God forbid the breakouts become an issue, there is treatment to address that.
How could I get tested for genital herpes and herpes isn't there a blood test and if so is it always correct?
Test: Yes. Herpes is best diagnosed with a blood test. There are two versions, one for an acute exposure and one to see if a previous infection has occurred.
No: Genital herpes simplex virus is not transmitted through the blood but is transmitted in genital fluids and by contact with blisters. Here is the excerpt from red cross for blood donation (& blood transf)if you have std: chlamydia, venereal warts (human papilloma virus), or genital herpes are not a cause for deferral if you are feeling healthy and well and meet all other eligibility requirements.
Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is more practical than culture for ascertaining active infection.
Yes and no....: A blood test can tell whether someone is infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) and/or HSV2. It doesn't tell if genital or oral; that requires symptoms and/or testing of an outbreak for the virus. Most HSV1 is oral, some genital; almost all HSV2 is genital. The tests aren't perfect, but if you have symptoms that suggest GH or an infected partner, testing can be helpful.
See below: Herpes and bleeding have no direct association. There are several causes for bleeding, but you need an evaluation to determine what is the best treatment plan.
Usually 2 to 3 weeks: Sometimes 3 months. Be sure to differentiate type 1 from type 2. Most people have no symptoms and will not know they have it until the blood test shows it. If there are symptoms, the blood test will be negative at first. Most people become positive to type 1 as children. If there is primary (1st time) infection, the diagnosis is made by exam and culture.
Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate.
Usually not tested: Different states have different requirements for pre-marital tests. While a blood test can detect history or infection with herpes, I do not know that any state requires it. If you have genital herpes, you owe it to your potential spouse/partner to disclose it.
Yes: The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to stress, malnutrition, lack of sleep or other infection the virus will come out of hiding and give the classic symptoms of very small, painful/itchy vesicles
What is the probability of transmitting genital herpes from asymptomatic shedding and is it possible to get it from blood or semen?
More info: It would be important to know whether there is blood coming from the urinary bladder itself or from inflammation outside the bladder outlet from inflammation of the vagina or vulva. Herpes shouldn't cause an infection or bleeding in the bladder or kidney. If there are not eruptions at the time of the bloody urine, then studies of the urine itself are needed and a urologist should be consulted.
Of course not: What would you do with the information on this not-very-reliable test, anyway? Use barrier protection until you're with that one person special person you'll be spending the rest of your life with. You'll do this regardless of results.
Can a person with genital herpes donate blood or plasma? No outbreaks and currently on Valtrex (valacyclovir)
I was diagnosed with genital herpes 10years ago. I stopped taking valtrex (valacyclovir) for 4months and blood test came back negative. Could I not have herpes?
Unlike love/marriage: Unlike love and marriage, herpes lasts forever. The virus is still present but dormant at the dorsal root ganglion waiting for some future stress or other stimulus to come back "with a vengeance". The Valtrex (valacyclovir) Rx tends to suppress future outbreaks.See 1 more doctor answer
I got blood drawn from my arm just for some lab work, would it detect genital herpes if I had them?
Genital herpes...: Is typically diagnosed with a swab from the affected area. It is not typically diagnosed with blood tests.
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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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