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Please tell me what does herpes simplex virus, nos mean?

Please tell me what does herpes simplex virus, nos mean?

Infection: That means that the person has been infected with a herpes virus. "nos" means not otherwise specified. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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Can herpes simplex be cured?

Can herpes simplex be cured?

Treated, not cured: All infections with herpes simplex virus, either type 1 or 2 (HSV1, HSV2) last for life and cannot be cured. However, there are effective treatments to speed healing of outbreaks, and to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and help prevent sexual transmission of genital HSV2 infections to partners. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the classification of herpes simplex?

Please help! what is the classification of herpes simplex?

It is a virus: Which can be sexually transmitted. Herpes simplex virus 1 is most often seen with cold sores (oral) ; herpes simplex 2 is most often seen w genitalia. ...Read more

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Can I have herpes simplex 2?

Can I have herpes simplex 2?

Possibly.: Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. ...Read more

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Why did i get herpes simplex-1?

Possibly from : Kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores. ...Read more

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Could you be born with herpes simplex?

Could you be born with herpes simplex?

Yes: An infant could acquire herpes infection when traveling through the birth canal. Contracting herpes in the uterus is much rarer. ...Read more

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Could you help with herpes simplex aids ?

Could you help with herpes simplex aids ?

Herpes Simplex : ; aids/hiv are two different entities. Can you please clarify specifically what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

Medical evaluation: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Hsv-1 can also cause genital lesions. See your dr or an std clinic for accurate assessment ; lab testing. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

NO: One does not morph into the other. But genital herpes can move to normal location of cold sores ; vice versa. ...Read more

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How precise is serology for herpes simplex?

How precise is serology for herpes simplex?

Accurate: Serology testing for herpes is very accurate and precise with false negative results highest during the early portion of infection. ...Read more

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Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Depends on site: A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies. The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed. ...Read more

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What cream should be used for herpes simplex?

Zovirax (acyclovir): You can use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for hsv but oral antivirals are more effective. ...Read more

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How far is the cure for herpes simplex type 2?

How far is the cure for herpes simplex type 2?

Not soon: Because most people with "herpes" become pretty much immune after a few years, there is little incentive for drug companies to invest in vaccine at this time. Research does go on. Slowly. ...Read more

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Can i get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Can i get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Herpes simplex,: As well as many other disorders, can be transmitted by exposure to bodily fluids, including semen. That's why we don't recommend unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Could you pick up herpes simplex by sharing food?

Could you pick up herpes simplex by sharing food?

Yes: It is shed in the saliva ...It is not a usually way to pick it up but it can happen. We know mono (also a herpes family virus) is spread sharing drinks and food so it is logical that cold sore herpes simplex 1 could be too. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex shorten your life or kill you?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant morbidity (deaths). ...Read more

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Could herpes simples 1 turn into herpes simplex 2?

No: But the herpes simplex 1 virus could spread to locations where herpes simplex 2 is usually found. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having herpes simplex 1 serious?

It's the most common: Reason for cold sores. (hsv-1 may affect the genital area but less frequent). Check out: herpes simplex 1: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310. ...Read more

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For how long can herpes simplex 1 live outside body?

For how long can herpes simplex 1 live outside body?

Herpes Virus: The herpes virus does not survive outside the body for more than about 10 seconds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any herpes simplex support groups?

Can you tell me of any herpes simplex support groups?

Here's an online: Support group: http://herpes.Supportgroups.Com/ they should also know of live support groups. ...Read more

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Could you compare and contrast herpes simplex 1 vs 2?

Could you compare and contrast herpes simplex 1 vs 2?

Herpes 1 and 2: the majority of Genital Herpes is Type 2 however about a third of genital herpes
is t ype 1 wich usually occurs on the face and is know as a 'cold sore' they are close cousins!
Besides using a condom to prevent spread
of genital herpes, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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Is it ok to kiss someone else that has herpes simplex?

Herpes simplex: If you have not been previously exposed to the herpes simplex virus ; the person is not taking antiviral medications - the infection may be transmitted to you. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent herpes simplex from showing?

Is there a way to prevent herpes simplex from showing?

Yes: With time, outbreaks generally become less frequent and less lengthy. Anti-herpes meds have been shown to further reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks. Valtrex (valacyclovir) additionally has been shown to reduce the risk of transmission to an unaffected partner. Improving your overall health will keep your immune system in top shape- that can help reduce the outbreaks as well. ...Read more

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If i tested positive for herpes simplex 1, what to do?

Nothing: About 80% of folks have antibodies in their blood. Don't kiss people you aren't married to when there's tingling or blisters on your lips. Especially babies. If fever blisters pop up on your lips, your physician can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Suppressing herpes: Taking the suppression dose of a herpes medication may reduce your risk of transmission by fifty percent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex 1?

Viral infection: 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 blisters in later life. ...Read more

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So the bf has herpes simplex 1, what are my risks from this?

So the bf has herpes simplex 1, what are my risks from this?

Viral: Illnesses can pretty much all be transmitted and this one is no different. ...Read more

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Could my boyfriend give me oral sex if he has herpes simplex?

Could my boyfriend give me oral sex if he has herpes simplex?

Cunnilingus: If he has an oral lesion and performs oral sex on you - transmission of herpes simplex virus is possible. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more