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Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Cold sores: HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores. However, it is found with increasing frequency as the culprit for genital herpes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test positive on IgG herpes hsv 2 test and not have it?(Is it possible chicken pox virus/shingles could also cause positive result?)

Is it possible to test positive on IgG herpes hsv 2 test and not have it?(Is it possible chicken pox virus/shingles could also cause positive result?)

False positive: IgG tests are possible. There can be some cross-reactivity with other viral antibodies. The definitive diagnosis of specific viruses including HSV 1, 2 and HIV is a western blot test. This also tests for antibody protein but to the specific virus. I believe getting an HSV2 western blot should be your next step. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

Practically nothing.: There is some difference in their viral RNA but both viruses act the same and are treated similarly. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simples virus. I think it's HSV-1. I'm worried. What should I know about this virus & how to treat it?

HSV-1: HSV-1 in laymen term is a cold sore. It is very common. HSV-1 is usually acquired in childhood by contact with oral sections that contain the virus. If there is frequent outbreaks of the virus then antiviral medications can be used to suppress the virus. Best to avoid contact with any active lesions. If he has HSV-2 then condoms would help. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simples virus. I think it's HSV-1. I'm worried. What should I know about this virus & how to treat it?

Prevention: HSV-1 (Herpes Labialis) usually affects the mouth/lips and most often are not sexually transmitted. It is spread by contact with secretions/lesions and is often transnitted among children in daycare and at school. If oral lesions are present it can infect the genital during oral sex. HSV-2 usually infects the genitals. There is no cure. Symptoms may be managed using medications to shorten the time ...Read more

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Can HSV shedding cause an outbreak if you already have the virus? Can any docs explain?

Not sure what you: are asking. A person who has infection with Herpes Simplex virus may have viral shedding even in absence of a skin lesion. The viruses that are shedding can infect someone else. In some cases a person can spread the herpes simplex virus to another location on their own body. ...Read more

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In order to "shed" HSV 1 & 2, would you have to have had a primary outbreak at some point? Or can u shed the virus without ever having any sores?

Herpes simplex: Both men and women can be virus shedders in the absence of overt lesions, but to a lesser extent. You need not have had a prior symptomatic outbreak. ...Read more

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In order to "shed" HSV 1 & 2, would you have to have had a primary outbreak at some point? Or can u shed the virus without ever having any sores?

HSV without rash: Unfortunately it is possible to have a herpes simplex infection and to have not had any clinical outbreak previously and yet shed the virus from the mucous membranes. It is also possible that the clinical episode was so mild that it went pretty much unnoticed. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more