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Herpes (Definition)

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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I was tested positive for herpes two days ago but my partner is negative and my symptoms were more like chancroid, could that be a misdiagnosis?

Not likely: Chancroid has same presentation as herpes except it causes by bacteria instead of virus like herpes. If your doctor did culture or blood tests then it is not likeky a misdiagnosis.Call and discuss with your doctor aboput your concern. ...Read more

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Was told by my doctor I have herpes one and two I have never had any signs or symptoms or outbreaks what's going on with this?

Was told by my doctor I have herpes one and two I have never had any signs or symptoms or outbreaks what's going on with this?

Herpes: You are not alone. 90% of those who are infected with herpes do not have sores or outbreaks. But, they can still shed virus and be contagious. This is why all sexually active adults should have the herpes blood tests. Your partner, if you have one, should be tested as well. If they do not have the "genital' or type 2 virus you can go on medication to lower your contagiousness. ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral & protected sex two weeks ago. No symptoms except a small mark that a doc said was fine. Chance I could have herpes?

I had unprotected oral & protected sex two weeks ago. No symptoms except a small mark that a doc said was fine. Chance I could have herpes?

Not herpes: Assuming "small mark" isn't red, tender, didn't turn into a blister or open sore, etc, then for sure it isn't herpes. Every herpes outbreak evolves from red bump to blsiter/sore to healing over 1-2 weeks. Anything that doesn't change in appearance over a few days can't be herpes. No worries. ...Read more

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Two negative STD tests within a month. Textbook herpes visually:symptoms but negative test. Help! What could it be what do I do?

Two negative STD tests within a month. Textbook herpes visually:symptoms but negative test. Help! What could it be what do I do?

Herpes simplex: Am assuming you are concerned about genital herpes. You don't say what test was negative, but generally this is easily diagnosed clinically without the need for laboratory confirmation. If it continues it can be treated effectively. See your PCP or GYN. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ive see two gynos. Vaginal discoloration,seemingly a cyst. Herpes like symptoms as in the acheyness a single blister and odor drs said vaginitis?

Ive see two gynos. Vaginal discoloration,seemingly a cyst. Herpes like symptoms as in the acheyness a single blister and odor drs said vaginitis?

Well it sounds like: multiple things going on. I might visit dermatologist. Herpes isn't really a single blister and it can burn, itch or hurt not really achy and color can be anything so see derm for answers ...Read more

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Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

Is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? Hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... I've been extremely depressed ever since. I've had an STD te

It : It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Does herpes test detect type one and two separately?

Does herpes test detect type one and two separately?

Depends: There are various herpes tests, including tests that specifically identify for hsv-1 and hsv-2. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between type one and two herpes?

Need advice on what is the the difference between type one and two herpes?

Oral vs Genital: Herpes simplex virus 1 causes 90% of oral herpes infections and 10% of genital herpes infections. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes the exact converse percentages of disease. Herpes simplex 1 causes sporatic encephalitis while hsv2 rarely causes recurrent viral meningitis. ...Read more