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Could i spread the herpes simplex virus?

Could i spread the herpes simplex virus?

If you have herpes: Simplex 1 and 2 - it is possible to spread it. ...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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How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way if there is contact with contents of a herpes rash to the other body part(s). ...Read more

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Herpes simplex virus 2. How dangerous is it?

Herpes simplex virus 2. How dangerous is it?

Depends: Dangerous can mean different things to different people. It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes simplex virus ?

How do I know if I have herpes simplex virus ?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about herpes simplex virus 1?

Could you tell me about herpes simplex virus 1?

This is a bit vague.: Herpes simplex 1: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310.

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In what way can a child get herpes simplex virus 1?

In what way can a child get herpes simplex virus 1?

From a kiss.: A cold sore is another name for a herpes sore. Most children i see with their first episode of herpes are about 2 years old. It is usually from being kissed by a parent or relative with the active infection, within the prior 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Should you take medication for herpes simplex virus 1?

Should you take medication for herpes simplex virus 1?

How Severe?: Most cases of herpes simplex i will resolve within a few days without treatment. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will help prevent and reduce the frequency of episodes.

If the blisters are numerous with discomfort, an oral antiviral drug may be prescribed (valacyclovir, acyclovir, famciclovir). ...Read more

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Do i need to take medication for herpes simplex virus 1?

No: Most episodes will resolve without treatment. Treatment will hasten resolution and can prevent frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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Question about herpes simplex virus 2. Is that the good kind?

Worse than HSV-2: There's no "good kind" of herpes, but hsv-2 is worse than hiv-1. It's sexually transmitted and causes recurrent genital herpes, whereas hsv-1 usually just causes cold sores. ...Read more

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What are the differences between herpes simplex virus 1 and 2?

Usually location: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications help treat and prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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How do I tell if i've got the herpes simplex virus or something?

See your doctor .: You need to come in and see your doctor , we can do a culture to tell for sure what you have . You need to be treated for any ulcer you may have down there ! remember you may also be infecting your partner so make sure and come in sooner then later :). ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex virus 1 be present/transmitted through snot?

Can herpes simplex virus 1 be present/transmitted through snot?

The virus: is shed from active lesions, and may also be shed to a lesser extent from the same locations during quiescent periods. Usually HSV1 occurs on the lips. Nasal mucus should not contain the virus. ...Read more

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How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

Kissing: One of the ways the herpes simplex virus can develop outside of a sexual relationship is through kissing and passage of oral herpes (hsv-1). Many families, friends and cultures still greet each other with a kiss! ...Read more

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Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Is there evidence showing almost everyone on earth has herpes simplex virus 1?

Not exactly: More than 90% of adults have antibodies to hsv1 by the 5th decade of life. In western populations 80-100% of adults of lower socioeconomic status had antibodies compared to only 30-50% of adults in higher socioeconomic groups. ...Read more

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What percentage of people living with the herpes simplex virus will show symptoms?

What percentage of people living with the herpes simplex virus will show symptoms?

10%: Although genital herpes is extremely common, experts estimate that only 10% of the population is aware that they have it. The most common presentation of a herpes outbreak is no sign - yet it can still be transmitted to a partner. ...Read more

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If tested positve for herpes simplex virus one is it effective to pass it on to my partner?

HSV 1: HSV 1 is the "cold sore" virus & blood tests can show if u've been exposed (& therefore infected with) the virus. Some people never know it, because they don't get the blistery outbreak-but they can still be an infectious risks to others-from saliva if we're talking HSV 1. HSV 2 is genital herpes which lives in the genital tract. People are having more oral sex, which means some crossover occurs. ...Read more

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How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

Antivirals: Well it depends where your infection is but herpes is treatable with antiviral medication such as acyclovir. It doesn't cure you of the virus, but it does shorten the duration of the attacks. ...Read more

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How common is herpes simplex virus type 1?

HSV 1: In the United States, there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections each year. Infection is permanent, but rarely serious in the patient with a normal immune system. Most patients are either without symptoms or have mild clinical disease. ...Read more

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When was the term herpes simplex virus coined?

When was the term herpes simplex virus coined?

Centuries ago: The word herpes comes from the greek meaning crawling since the group of blisters occur in a serpentine pattern. The differentiation between different types occurred centuries later. ...Read more

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What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

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When was the first breakout of herpes simplex virus?

Historically ?: Are you meaning historically or yourself personally? Herpes simplex virus is related to the smallpox virus and has been around forever. Typically it occurs on nerve areas similar to shingles. I do not know if I have answered your question or not. Sorry. ...Read more

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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

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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Not uncommon: Although hsv 1 infections occur worldwide, in the United States there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections every year. Most clinical presentations are not serious, if the patient has a normal immune system. ...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