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Is Hpv And Herpes The Same
Herpes: New terms: Hi yes. The simple answer is yes. Doctors and others expert in the care of herpes are trying to de-stigmatize the term 'genital' herpes or even the word herpes. This common infection is from one of two types of herpes viruses. Type two is found in about 25% of americans and usually is found somewhere between the belly button and thighs of the infected person. Type one, is more commonly orally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Shingles is also called herpes zoster, but the two viruses are completely different. Shingles is recurrence of the varicella-zoster virus which causes chickenpox. Herpes simplex produces mucocutaneous lesions on the skin and mucous membranes usually of the mouth and genetalia. Shingles occurs on one dermatome of the skin. ...Read more
Yes and no: They are obviously very different problems, but the same viruses (herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2) cause both. Genital herpes is acquired sexually, i.e. it's an STD; ocular (eye) herpes usually is not. Ocular herpes can be very dangerous if not promptly treated, destroying the cornea and causing blindness. It's usually very painful. If you suspect it, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Different viruses: That means having immunity to one type does not protect you from another type. There are eight currently identified types of the human herpes virus family: herpes 1 (HHV1), herpes 2 (HHV2), varicella zoster (HHV3, chicken pox, shingles), Ebstein Barr (HHV4, EBV), cytomegalovirus (HHV5, CMV), roseola (HHV6, sixth disease), human herpes virus 7 (HHV7), and Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (HHV8). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between hsv-1 and hsv-2. If hsv-1 is transmitted to the genitals is that better than having hsv-2 on the genitals?
2 Versions of Virus: Both are herpes simplex virus.1 is normally in oral area & 2 in genitals but either can be found either place. Most people have been exposed to hsv1 early in life and have very few problems other than occasional cold sores. Hsv1 in the gential area tends to be more painful than in oral area because that area is more sensitive in general. Meds can help treat/prevent both 1&2 in either area. ...Read more
Is it possible to have multiple forms of the herpes virus at once? And does the herpes virus mutate to a new strain of the virus ever?
Shingles is dermatom: Shingles is caused by herpes simplex virus type 3. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and less commonly type 1. Type 1 and 2 cause a painful blister type rash with a red base that evolves into an ulceration. Type 3 (shingles) causes a blister type rash but usually only on one side and usually extends along the thigh , leg or abdomen (a "dermatomal" distribution). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a podiatry ?: You need to direct this towards you family doctor. ...Read more
HPV vs VZV - vaccine: Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well. Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV: Hpv is spread through direct sexual contact or, more rarely, skin-to-skin contact during sexual acts. Genital warts, the most obvious sign of hpv infection, are highly contagious. About two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner with genital warts will develop warts, usually within three months of contact. ...Read more
Strain: You mean strain, there's never just one viral strand. And the answer to your question is yes, I see it all the time. ...Read more
Can a woman have HPV cervical dsyplasma and oral cancer at the same time or does the virus stay in on place.
Can have both: Hpv infection comes from direct contact. Oral infection come from oral sex with infected partners. Keep in mind that most healthy people clear the infection without treatment. Also not all cervical dysplasia is directly caused by hpv infection. In the same vein it cannot be shown conclusively that the cancers are caused by hpv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get herpes on the anus but not the mouth after oral and anal sex with the same person?
Different viruses: Hpv is human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical and anal dysplasia and cancer. It is not diagnosed by a blood test. Herpes is a different virus, which can cause genital and anal lesions. There is a blood test for it, but is not used for diagnosis: it just tells you whether you've ever been exposed or not. ...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
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