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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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Hsv (Definition)

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