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What are diseases that have the same symptoms as primary HSV 1 infection?

What are diseases that have the same symptoms as primary HSV 1 infection?

Some are similar: Erythema mutiforme, and shingles to name a couple. Primary hsv 1 infection can usually be diagnosed by clinical presentation and history. Blood test can help to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I tested positive for hsv-1. How do I tell if I have an hsv-1 genital or oral infection?

I tested positive for hsv-1. How do I tell if I have an hsv-1 genital or oral infection?

Location of sores: You probably tested positive for hsv1 through a blood test. This will not tell you where or when you first contracted the virus. Most cases of hsv1 are simply due to fever blisters or cold sores from childhood. A smaller percent of patients will have hsv1 infection in the genital area. Most hsv2 infections are initially in the genital area. Both types can be in either area however. ...Read more

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If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 test does this mean that it wouldn't pick up a new infection. Would an infection 8-10 weeks old be picked up

6-7 weeks: If you are trying to determine if you were exposed the herpes two then testing hsv2 igg 6 weeks after exposure is the correct test. ...Read more

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If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 blood test, does this mean that a new infection (8-10wks old) wouldn't be picked up on the test?

If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 blood test, does this mean that a new infection (8-10wks old)  wouldn't be picked up on the test?

Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of igg antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. The period of time for the body to make antibodies is called "the window period". It varies in each person, but it is usually between 3 to 6 months. If you have the pcr test looking for viral rna, window period is 10-14 days.. ...Read more

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If tested for HSV 1 and 2, would IgM antibodies be detected if infection was from months ago?

Yes: Remember that these tests are still far from 100% sensitive / specific. The results are most meaningful in conjunction with the clinical picture but can also warn (hsv2) of latent infection that never expresses itself. ...Read more

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How soon does a new infection of HSV 1&2 (igm) take to appear in blood? Not an aged (igg) past exposure.

Herpes. : By asking this question over and over you will not get any different answers. There is no absolute answer for you. Antibodies can develop rapidly in a few weeks and they can develop slowly...Even up to 24 weeks from exposure. This is true and real and unchangeable. ...Read more

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Received oral 5 weeks ago. STD tests all negative 4weeks past exposure. Hsv 1 2.82h. Is it an old oral infection or could it b new?Never any symptoms

Received oral 5 weeks ago. STD tests all negative 4weeks past exposure. Hsv 1 2.82h. Is it an old oral infection or could it b new?Never any symptoms

Old infection: given the high prevalence of HSV 1 in the general population in combination with the titer makes me suggest that this is an old infection ...Read more

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Culture + hsv-1 genital. Blood test 3 wk later hsv-1: 2.21 hsv-2: >5.00. Possible both are genital? Higher antibodies in hsv-2 mean older infection?

Not necessarily: The bottom line is that you are infected with hsv and may experience herpes lesions in the genital area. If you do, you may wish to be on treatment that can reduce the recurrences. Tell all your sex partners of your hsv status. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more