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I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

Type of Herpes Test: Hi Ryan - Sometimes a yeast infection and a Herpes or HSV infection can cause similar symptoms of irritation in the genital area. The nurse is being cautious and helping make sure that Herpes is not the cause of the irritation. There are two types of HSV, HSV 1 and HSV 2. A reflex test asks the laboratory to determine which type of HSV it is only if EITHER type of HSV is detected to begin with. ...Read more

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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


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HSV 1+2 Serum test resut- 1.77 & HSV Type 1+2 PCR DNA result Negative. Can't understand the difference between two results.

HSV 1+2 Serum test resut- 1.77 & HSV Type 1+2 PCR DNA result Negative. Can't understand the difference between two results.

Need details: PCR will detect herpes virus if present on the skin. If no virus is shedding at the time, then it shows negative. But herpes is present in a dormant form in a nerve and is detected by noting serum antibodies. Antibodies are specific immunity which contain the virus but fail to reach inside a nerve. When the virus sometimes comes out onto the skin it can be detected by PCR. When the virus is only i ...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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Does herpes type 1 genitally recurs less, is shed less, and presents far less risk of transmission to others than hsv-2 ?

Does herpes type 1 genitally recurs less, is shed less, and presents far less risk of transmission to others than hsv-2 ?

Probably not.: It's possible (almost anything is possible), but highly unlikely. You didn't describe what you have on your foot that led you to believe that it's herpes. Consult a dermatologist and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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My son has hsv type 1 is now six months and stop taking is meds and now has an outbreak on penis what should I do ?

Confusing question: HSV 1 is most commonly associated with genital herpes and this can recur in the genitals at any time.Taking oral medicine to suppress the outbreaks is a common management tool. You don't list the age of the kid of the site of the original outbreak or why the meds were stopped.This prevents me from a more specific answer. Discuss this with the doc who started the meds. ...Read more

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HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

No difference: There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genital HSV1, and therefore genital HSV2 is more frequently transmitted to exposed persons. But there are no differences in the symptoms, appearance of lesions, or severity of outbreaks from either virus, whether oral or genital. ...Read more

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