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What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

Type 2: If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented. ...Read more

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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


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My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?

My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2  (all  igg)  but  also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?

Both 1 and 2: Sounds like you have an acute infection with herpes 2. Igm indicated acute infection. The igg will become positive with time. A positive igg for herpes 1 indicates prior exposure to herpes 1. ...Read more

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Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more

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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

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Lip blisters and herpes. Is this oral cancer?

Need to be seen: Oral cancer does not present as blisters. More than likely it is a breakout of herpes virus. Do blisters come and go? Have they changed in size and location? Cancer does not present that way at all. ...Read more

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Sacral herpes - just as contagious ?

Sacral herpes  - just as contagious ?

YES: If the person takes 1 valacyclovir or acyclovir a day she will be less cantagious but not complete protection. This med can also be used at onset of any attack to make it less severe. Herpes virus will be present on the skin sometimes when there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/ ?

I would like help understanding my test results:  HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 	- I have never even had a cold sore :/
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Check the lab report: The lab will print an explanation of how to interpret each result. Read it carefully and coordinate with the DR who ordered it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Cold sores: HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores. However, it is found with increasing frequency as the culprit for genital herpes. ...Read more

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What risk assessments tests to do with smoldering multiple myloma pls tel me is it smoldering myloma when m spike is below 1 but 14 percent plasma cel?

What risk assessments tests to do with smoldering multiple myloma pls tel me is it smoldering myloma when m spike is below 1 but 14 percent plasma cel?

Regular follow-up: Smoldering myeloma is a pre-malignant condition with about 10% people developing myeloma/year. You correctly defined your condition as smoldering myeloma. There is need to do repeated blood tests every 6-12 months. Please follow you doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin & isoniazid cause lump on vulva or outer labia majora?

Does Anti TB drugs i.e rifampicin & isoniazid cause lump on vulva or outer labia majora?

Should not: These medications should not cause lumps like that. Please see a doctor as soon as possible for an exam so that they can fine the cause of these lumps for you. ...Read more

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How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

Virus vs Bacteria: They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria treponema pallidum. ...Read more

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I need a method to relief the itching of genital herpes outbreaks?

I need a method to relief the itching of genital herpes outbreaks?

Topicals: Anti-itch medications can be helpful. There are over the counter topical anti-itch medications you can use on the outside of your genital area, not inside the urethra. They contain benedryl, calamine and a low dose steroid. Can be used up to ten days. If stronger medication needed see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus ...Read more