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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Hsv 2

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV is also known as Herpes. 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


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Can subtle seizures in a newborn be caused by HSV 2?

Can subtle seizures in a newborn be caused by HSV 2?

Very unlikely: If the child had obvious neonatal herpes within a month of age (he would have been extremely ill), residual brain damage could result in seizers at age 1 year. But that's much too late for a herpes infection to be the direct cause of seizures. Of course the child should be carefully checked by his pediatriican, but I see no reason for concern about herpes. ...Read more

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Can HSV 2 cause WBC level to be a little low?

Can HSV 2 cause WBC level to be a little low?

No: Hsv2 does not cause your WBC to be low. If you have an abnormally low white blood cell count, then you need to request a consult with a hematologist! ...Read more

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What are the stimated probabilities in percent to infect a person with hsv-2 having unprotected sex if I am hsv-2 positive(have the disease)?

What are the stimated probabilities in percent to infect a person with hsv-2 having unprotected sex if I am hsv-2 positive(have the disease)?

Wrong question : Even if the probability in % was 1%, there is still a chance to infect your partner. Hsv sheds even without active outbreak. Suggest educating yourself and your partner, use protection (will minimize but not prevent), and suppressive therapy with daily valtrex. ...Read more

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Pos ELISA and neg wb for HIV on 10/23/12. Neg ELISA on 11/16/12 and neg ELISA on 1/31/13. Was the first ELISA a false pos? Can HSV 2 cause false pos?

Pos ELISA and neg wb for HIV on 10/23/12. Neg ELISA on 11/16/12 and neg ELISA on 1/31/13. Was the first ELISA a false pos? Can HSV 2 cause false pos?

Yes: This was likely to have been a false-positive elisa assay. That is exactly why the western blot confirmation is necessary. Almost anything stimulating antibody production from another infection to non-infectious inflammatory conditions can produce biologically false + testing. ...Read more

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Does HSV 2 cause pimples on face?

Does HSV 2 cause pimples on face?

Herpes simplex infec: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can occur anywhere, even on a finger tip. But it requires exposure of that skin area to an infected membrane. Acne comes and goes; herpes lesions lasts about 3 weeks then clears leaving a darker pigmented area. A specialist can do a swab and check under the microscope for typical virus finding. See dermatologist for this. As a rule only HSV-1 occurs on the face, but.... ...Read more

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Will recent HFM disease affect the result of hsv 2 igg test? Recently I got 2.7 in the test but I did not have high risk sexual behaviours.

No: If you have ever been exposed to HSV2 your body will mount a response. This response is what we look for in the blood test. HSV 2 does not cause symptoms in 90% of those who have it. STD's do not discriminate and are always possible, so testing before the onset of activity with a new partner is a MUST! Anyone, regardless of high risk behavior or not, can contract an STD so always use protection. ...Read more

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How effective is Valtrex for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

How effective is Valtrex for hsv? What's the update regarding the disease? Any home remedies once an outbreak is shown either for HSV 1 or HSV 2? Thnx

Very effective, yes: Valtrex is very effective for treating hsv outbreaks but, like all rx's, is not a cure. Some people with hsv almost never get outbreaks, some get them frequently- the most important factor is your immunity. Healthy diet, stress reduction, a good mulitvitamin & immune-boosting herbs like andrographis &medicinal mushrooms like reishi can help. My favorite home remedy is lemon balm. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear .

Can hsv 2 cause an abnormal pap smear .

Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Also they may accompany such lesions and warrant close search. Since HPV causes the precancer lesions and is also sexually transmitted many of the risk factors for one apply to the other. ...Read more