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Is Herpes A Blood Disease
How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood !? Plz its really important
Herpes: It takes about 2 to 6 weeks for an antibody response to develop to a clinically measurable level. The variation depends somewhat on which type of antibody ( igm or igg) the particular test method is measuring. However not all stds are diagnosed by a blood test. Some of them need clinical symptoms. See your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
If I have herpes antibodies in my blood. Does that mean than I now have a uncurable disease that is herpes? Please and thank you
Maybe yes: Positive HSV blood test means the person is infected, and HSV infections last for life. Half of all adults in the US are positive for HSV type 1, due mostly to oral herpes since childhood, often with no syjmptoms. If HSV2, it is genital. However, the blood test isn't perfect; whether you are infected depends on the exact numerical result. Discuss w/ your doc or see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Tested for stds, all negative, months after unprotected sex, i want a herpes blood test but hard to get, do I ask for referral to infectious disease dr?
Why?: It's easy to get a herpes blood test--your doctor has just checks the hsv-2 igg box on the order form. There's no need to see an infectious disease doctor, as much as we love your business. However, the test will only tell you whether you have the virus, not whether you need treatment. We only people who have outbreaks, not people with a positive test. Why get tested? It's not a standard test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you have blood drawn can they determine if you have any type of sexual diseases like genital herpes, hiv, STD etc?
Yes, if asked for.: Blood tests can determine several sexual diseases after a period of time after exposure, like syphilis, hiv, herpes, and hepatitis b. It is not the only way for many of them. Syphilis can be found out by swabbing affected areas, as can herpes which can even be diagnosed visually. But gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed by culture and urinalysis. Hpv is determined by pap smear and biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My diseade is behcet syndrom&I have clot of blood in head&foot After affected herpes zoster I given neuralgia & I have diabete type2?
Yes: Yes, but usually it is accompanied by small blisters and pain, in addition to blood if the blisters become irritated. ...Read more
Wrong question: Disseminated herpes may occur in a newborn or a person with impaired immunity. Then it is devastating. Fortunately it is almost always localized. I assume you refer to herpes simplex. Fluconazole is effective for yeast but not for herpes. See a DR immediately as the longer the delay the less effective the therapy for herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not all exposures result in infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can also do culture: If the clinical picture of blisters was very obvious, doc may say you don't need a blood test because it was "obvious". However, it is good to know which types of virus you might have as there are types i ; ii. A swab of the blisters can also be cultured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
<2 weeks: It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection. There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps. ...Read more
Not really: The labs aren't 100% sensitive or specific. But if neither partner has had symptoms, there's no reason to believe the couple is infected. Wondering why you ask. Best wishes. ...Read more