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Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. It is thought that the virus lays dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal column. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease? Http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Is HSV 1 virus doing evil work in the background not latent-alzheimer's disease? Http://www. Sciencedaily. Com/releases/2008/12/081207134109.Htm

Maybe not, because..: Because america's baby-boomers are aging, there is a great deal of research in alzheimer's dementia, and interesting ideas and findings pop up every year. If an article appeared 4 years ago, there should be more research results by now. If there are no research results from other scientists in other medical centers having the same results, then the original article's findings remain unproven. ...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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If both my girlfriend and I already has hsv-1 orally, and I am showing no symptoms, is it safe to perform oral sex on her?

Depends: Hsv-1 is not hsv-2. One does not cause the other. As long as you do not have hsv-2 you cannot give her genital herpes. If you have hsv-2 even without an active breakout, protection should be used. ...Read more

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I have had hsv-1 since I was a kid. I did not know it was caused from herpes. Is it life threatening? I'm scared

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I have had hsv-1 since I was a kid. I did not know it was caused from herpes. Is it life threatening? I'm scared

No: Most of the time, hsv1 (human herpes virus, type 1) is an annoyance. By the way, most people acquires hsv1 during their childhood. ...Read more

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Red bumps on lip line for a while now. 2 tests done to show it's not hsv. Like acne, but redder and more painful. What is it?

Red bumps on lip line for a while now. 2 tests done to show it's not hsv. Like acne, but redder and more painful. What is it?

? Canker sores: Canker sores are not contagious. They may look like a pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring. You may have one, or a group of them. Women seem to get them more than men. The cause of canker sores is not clear. It may be due to: a weakness in your immune system for example, from the cold or flu, stress or lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet, including vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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I did a DNA PCR test for HSV & I got the result: -humanes herpesvirus-dna ( (typ 7, pcr) (eb) : negative limit of detection:100 copies/ml. So I'm clean?

Hsv-7 isn't detected: Your question will require some clarification since you stated being tested for herpes simplex virus, the result you describe tests for human herpesvirus type7, which cannot be detected by pcr testing below 100 copies per ml. Hhv-7 is not the same as hsv. Though theyboth belong to the same heresviridae family. ...Read more

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So if HSV 1 can cause iritis, does this mean you would have to have herpes in the actual eye? Explain...

So if HSV 1 can cause iritis, does this mean you would have to have herpes in the actual eye? Explain...

No: Iritis caused by herpes virus is an immune reaction to the virus (particles called antigens) and does not require active viral infection. It starts with an initial infection, often at a young age, that can be very mild. The virus then lives dormant in nerve cells, and can reactivate triggering the immune reaction later in life. ...Read more

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From LabCorp HSV 1 IgG type spec <0.91 HSV 2 IgG type spec 14.20 Meaning? Is 14.20 bad/high? Should I retest? No outbreak so far.

Herpes type 2: You carry herpes simplex type 2-------genital herpes. It is very common and most people who have it have no symptoms. Even though they have no symptoms, or fail to recognize subtle symptoms or non-genital lesions, they may transmit the virus to others. You do not have herpes simplex type 1, which is not common. Most people carry hsv 1 without symptoms. This is important to intimate partners. Disc ...Read more

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HSV Antigen 1+2 IgG test report 1.77. it is serious concern.

More info needed: You have misunderstood something. There is no HSV "antigen" blood test. If you had an HSV antibody test, the lab report should tell whether the 1.77 value is for HSV1 or HSV2. Get more detailed results for HSV1 and HSV2 and re-post your question. ...Read more

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Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. It is thought that the virus lays dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal column. ...Read more

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I did a DNA PCR test for HSV & I got the result: -humanes herpesvirus-dna ( (typ 7, pcr) (eb) : negative limit of detection:100 copies/ml. So I'm clean?

Hsv-7 isn't detected: Your question will require some clarification since you stated being tested for herpes simplex virus, the result you describe tests for human herpesvirus type7, which cannot be detected by pcr testing below 100 copies per ml. Hhv-7 is not the same as hsv. Though theyboth belong to the same heresviridae family. ...Read more

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What does Hsv lgG A positive mean?

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

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What does hsv lgG type 2. (0.10) mean?

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

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What is the definition or description of: HSV type 1 and 2?

What is the definition or description of: HSV type 1 and 2?

HSV TYPE 1 AND 2: A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not be expressed for years. ...Read more

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What is givin to treat really bad HSV outbreaks? Can pennacillin help?

Herpes: Is treated with antivirals. Penicillin is not indicated since we use it for bacteria. Herpes is a virus. Talk to your doctor about getting adequate treatment. Take care! ...Read more

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Hsv (Definition)

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