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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus that causes Herpetic infections.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus that causes Herpetic infections.
Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing hydration & using a barrier/salve (aquaphor, petroleum jelly) to maintain moisture should help resolve chapped lips. HSV is a virus. It's initial presentation on the mouth (which may be 1 or 2) is in a blister, that typically bursts & crusts over & is painful. ...Read more
I had a culture diagnosis of genital hsv-1 over six months ago. I had an IgG blood test 2 weeks ago that turned up negative?
What test is needed to diagnose HSV 1 if patient has never had symptoms of it but is worried they may have contracted it?
Test not needed : 90% of are carriers of hsv1. Testing can be done through a blood antibody test but usually is not since 90% will be positive. If you have an oral cold sore then a swab can be done to detect the actual presence of the virus. If you have not symptoms then there is no value in getting tested for hsv 1. ...Read more
I had a blood test. Hsv 1 IgG type specific. Results 4.65 (0.00 – 0.90 index)h. What does mean. Do I have a std?
Welcome to the club!: Roughly half of all adults in the US have positive blood tests for HSV1 -- up to 70% at your age of 67. So welcome to a club with 150 million members! Most of these infections are oral, although some are genital. The majority are asymptomatic and remain that way, but many have recurrent oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters). Without symptoms, HSV1 is rarely transmitted to other persons. ...Read more
How do you: Know that you have HSV-2 if you are testing negative? ...Read more
2 yr old dxd with eoe and gp — was on swallowed budesonide for eoe for 3 months — egd showed HSV esophagitis — did steroid cause hsv?
No: A steroid cannot cause hsv infection. Hsv is a virus that is transmitted to children often transplacentally from the mother in utero. Certainly, the virus can be transmitted orally via oral contact with someone carrying the virus. The steroid can suppress the immune system and allow the virus to activate and become a problem, as it did in this child's esophagus. ...Read more
No: There are several types of infections that can cause vaginal sores as well as just irritation from excess moisture or wearing chafing clothing. You should have an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more
How is post-partum hormonal imbalance treated? Its 10 months later w/ ectropic cervix and persistent hsv-1 breakouts, suppressive therapy not working.
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Prophylaxis: The daily use has been with the idea of decreasing exacerbations and passing on the virus to the sexual partner. It is not without side effects and you should see your doctor at scheduled bases for evaluations and blood tests and report to doctor if there are bleeding, bruises, jaundice or other major manifestations. ...Read more
None, unless...: Unless there are some good, human research studies that show there is a definite beneficial effect with monolaurin, there is no need to use it for herpes. Testimonials and marketing hype do not count as research. Since monolaurin is not a real, fda-approved medication, one cannot be sure about the products for sale (may vary in purity, additives, effects, side effects, etc...). ...Read more
No: I have never heard of hsv2 infection shortening life expectancy. ...Read more
Is there a realistic timeline for an HSV 2 cure? I read about breakthrough cures and vaccines often but nothing approved yet. When will we see this?
In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- pritelivir -- substantially curbed 'viral shedding' in people with genital herpes, decreased the amount of time virus was active and potentially transmissible to patients' sexual partners.
Otherwise, current treatment of HSV with Valcyclovir and Acyclovir meds only limi symptom severity. NIH has launched a phase I trial of a new vaccine, ...Read more
My name is Julie. I've had viral herpes (HSV-1) of the mouth for 20 yrs. I'm on Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1 gram. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this faster?
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Taking 1 tablet daily of valacyclovir is said to prevent HSV transmission from the host to the partner. How accurate is that? How to protect ourselves?
Taking valacylcovir to prevent or to turn down potential viral shedding and contagiousness diminishes the risk by 50%. This is the best that can be done as of now with western medicine.
Your physician seems up to date on this vital information. ...Read more
Person an is HSV negative, and kissed person b who is positive. What is percent chance person a gets infected?
Small: If person b has no active sores the risks are small on a single exposure. If they have open and active sores the risk is at least 50%. ...Read more
Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?
Transmission of an : Active HSV 2 infection during vaginal delivery leads to neonatal herpes encephalitis, not isolated mild hearing loss. Last case I saw was in 1976, thank God. Stop beating yourself up. There are over 200 genetic causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Chronic middle ear fluid can cause conductive hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss impacts academics. Ask child's doctors what, why, how & what to do ...Read more
I had protected sex 5 months ago and something happened after I took off the condom, I have had no symptoms so far would i be at risk 4 HSV or sphili?
Something happened?: Before I can answer this question, and I am happy to, I need to know what happened or what you are experiencing. ...Read more
How to prevent hsv-1 to spread to other people? And what medication should I take the virus is very light on me!
Hsv: More information is needed location of outbreak etc let us know ...Read more
I have HSV 1 genital. My partner doesn't. What are the chances I'll transfer it? Anyway I can avoid it?
The herpes virus can occasionally be spread when there are no symptoms due to a phenomena known as viral shedding.
It is possible for a person to carry the herpes virus without knowing that they have it, in fact, up to 80% of people who are infected with hsv-2 or hsv-1 show no signs of the infection. So it is possible for a person to unwittingly transmit the infection to their partner. Valtrex (valacyclovir) qd. ...Read more
No: Hsv — hepes simplex virus comes in 2 basic forms type 1 (generally oral) and type 2 (generally genital). Both are viruses that live in the nerve ganglion & once infected it remains with you all your life. Many can have hsv1 and never have any real problems except an occasional cold sore, hsv2 tends to be more troublesome but both can be controlled with medication from your md or dentist. ...Read more
Antibodies: It indicates that you have antibodies to HSV. There are two types of HSV...type 1 and type 2. The common antibodies are IgG (long term) and IgM (short term). I usually recommend testing for IgG and IgM and reflex to type specific (type 1 and/or type 2) to allow better interpretation of your results. ...Read more
HSV: Hello ~ I NEVER do this Ab test, unless I am looking for cerebral herpes. The test works everyone up for nothing and is of no great medical importance. THAT means that you have a positive, low titre, of herpes IgG (immunoglobG shows PREVIOUS infection), indicative of OLD infection with herpes Type II (genital herpes) (and 80%-90% College kids do as well) thanks! ...Read more