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Herpes Virus (Overview)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7.


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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

Herpes Virus (Overview)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7.


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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

Herpes: Herpes virus isn't particularly bad to catch. Most people have exposure to herpes type 1 by the time they are 20. About 1 in 5 people show blood evidence of having been exposed to herpes type 2 virus. Most don't even know it. Some people do have trouble with frequent or severe outbreaks. Also, it can rarely cause a serious infection of the brain. This is especially true for babies at time of birth. ...Read more

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Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

Contagious: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Having : Herpes Simplex Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However, : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying." ...Read more

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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

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 mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes virus?

Herperviridae: Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7. ...Read more

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Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Not really...: The way you ask, I assume you mean some sort of chronic neurological problem. The answer is a definite no; HSV doesn't do that. Recurrent outbreaks can be preceded by "prodrome" of tingling or pain, which has a neurological origin. And rarely HSV2 can cause recurrent outbreaks of the membranes covering the brain, with recurrent aseptic meningitis. Otherwise, no neurological worries. ...Read more

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How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

Baby is watched: A woman with a history of genital herpes, even without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection (rashes or sickly behavior). If the baby looks fine in his first month, then he probably did not catch mom's genital herpes. ...Read more

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How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

ONLY IF SINGLE PARTN: You will know who gave it to you if you have a single partner only. But if you had sex with multiple partners and none discloses that he/she has the hepes infection you will never know unless you get all of them tested. ...Read more

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For what length of time can the herpes virus survive on an object?

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Not long: On most surfaces, maximum survival is measured in a matter of seconds. It may be prolonged on warm, wet surfaces, but it still remains a very delicate virus outside the body. ...Read more

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How long can the herpes virus live in your body without your knowledge?

How long can the herpes virus live in your body without your knowledge?

Years...a lifetime: The HSV I and HSV II bugs can lie quiescent for indeterminate periods of time without actively replicating and shedding. Additionally, a person can shed the virus and thus be contagious without having any pain, obvious blisters, vesicles or cold sores. The best prevention is being proactive: know your sex partner(s) well; always use barriers (condoms); and/or consider refraining from contact. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

More info needed: I don't understand the question. What do you mean by "different intensities"? Some people have no symptoms at all, and others have severe or frequent recurrent outbreaks. Please post a new question about what you want to know. ...Read more

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Is there a bliod test you can take to tell if you have the herpes virus?

Is there a bliod test you can take to tell if you have the herpes virus?

Tests available: The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2. Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (igm) short-term antibodies check to see if you have had a recent infection. Unfortunately the igg levels can not tell how long ago you were exposed. Also, herpes 1 & 2 viruses can cause either oral or genital herpes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have been given vilerm tablets for herpes virus how do like take them?

I have been given vilerm tablets for herpes virus how do like take them?

With or Without Food: Specific instructions on how to take a medication on dose and frequency need to be obtained from your prescribing physician or pharmacist. There is no effect of food on the absorption of acyclovir; therefore, tablets may be administered with or without food if that what you mean by your question. ...Read more

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Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (I may spelt it wrong)

Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (I may spelt it wrong)

There are other: Uses as well. For example Acyclovir is used to treat shingles, which is reactivation of varicella zoster (chicken pox). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed as a child with 6th disease (a type of herpes virus) I can have flare up on different places of my body, but haven't had a flare up in?

Exanthema subitum: Hhv6 and hhv7 can cause high fever in healthy infant (9-12month) followed by rash (small blanchable pink macules and papules on trunk and neck). Self limited course with rare sequelae. Virus persists thru the life of the patient. Reactivation age 10 – 43 may result in pitryriasis rosea which is c;haracterized by fine scaling papules andplaques with marginal collarette on trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more

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Can bleach kills the herpes virus?

Can bleach kills the herpes virus?

Yes: Bleach, all disinfectants, and even soap instantaneously kill all herpes viruses. (That doesn't mean you should use any of them to try to treat a herpes outbreak, however. They don't work for that purpose, and would be very irritating and delay healing of an outbreak.) ...Read more

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Possible cure for the herpes virus?

Possible cure for the herpes virus?

Cure is unlikely: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are permanent, with lifelong potential for recurrent oubreaks and/or transmission to close personal contacts. However, outbreaks tend to become very infrequent over time, and transmission becomes uncommon. Unfortunately, science has not found anything to cure herpes. Maybe someday, but probalby not in the near future. ...Read more

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Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family. ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus cause gastritis?

Yes it can: It has been reported and occurs especially in immune compromised patients or weak immune system. ...Read more

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Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am I okay?

Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am I okay?

Herpes simplex: Obviously you are ok. There are many persons who have been infected with herpes simplex and remain asymptomatic for their lifetime. That is not to say that you are necessarily one of them, but you can certainly hope so. ...Read more

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If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Almost everybody lives with the virus. Once you have been infected it remains in your body the remainder of your life. Some people get frequent outbreaks, others may never have one. ...Read more

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Can you kill the herpes virus with any foods or by fasting?

No: No "killer foods" and fasting to your own death would still leave the virus potentially infectious, so sorry, it cannot be addressed by those means. Use precautions.
For more information, see: http://www.Herpes. Com/transmission. Shtml. ...Read more

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Please explain what does the herpes virus do and can it be fatal?

Please explain what does the herpes virus do and can it be fatal?

Herpes virus: Herpes is a nasty virus that after a primary infection (cold sores or genital sores) will 'hide' in the nerve roots forevermore. It may come out again -particularly at times of stress or other disease/illness. These are 'outbreaks'. Extremely rarely, the cold sore virus (HSV-1) might go backwards into the brain, rather than forward to the lips/mouth -and in that RARE case it can be quite dangerous ...Read more

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How can you prevent yourself from getting the herpes virus from someone?

How can you prevent yourself from getting the herpes virus from someone?

Avoid : Skin to skin contact. With cold sores. Avoid contact when outbreak occurs. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more