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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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If I tested positive for herpes simplex 1, what to do?

If I tested positive for herpes simplex 1, what to do?

Nothing: About 80% of folks have antibodies in their blood. Don't kiss people you aren't married to when there's tingling or blisters on your lips. Especially babies. If fever blisters pop up on your lips, your physician can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak? Example like taking her food with my spoon?

I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak? Example like taking her food with my spoon?

Low risk: While possible, the risk is low. Some people do shed a low level of herpes virus when when there are no lesions. Risk of transmission can be lowered if she takes lysine 100mg daily. She may also take Acyclovir which is a prescription anti-viral that reduces shedding. But also you may already have been exposed to the virus. At least 50% of people have by the time they are 20. Most don't realize it. ...Read more

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I took a blood test and it came back positive for herpes simplex 2. I've never felt it. Will I?

You may have: An asymptomatic carrier state infection. You may get a breakout in the future; however, you are infectious and must always use condoms. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens if you are tested positive for herpes simplex 1. Will you ever get outbreaks in your genitals?

Please help! What happens if you are tested positive for herpes simplex 1. Will you ever get outbreaks in your genitals?

Possibly: It's possible to get an outbreak of hsv-1 on your genital region if you contracted hsv-1 at the genital region. For instance, if someone with an oral hsv-1 lesion (cold sore) performed oral sex on your genitalia, they could potentially pass the hsv-1 to your genitals, making you susceptible for outbreaks of hsv-1 in your genital region. ...Read more

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I had chinkenpox in my child hood will I test positive for herpes simplex virus igg?

I had chinkenpox in my child hood will I test positive for herpes simplex virus igg?

No: You would test positive for varicella igg. But if you've ever had a cold sore, that could cause a positive herpes simplex test. ...Read more

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I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

Old infection: This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six weeks ago. ...Read more

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If you have ebv, are you likely to have high herpes simplex IgG positive?

If you have ebv, are you likely to have high herpes simplex IgG positive?

EBV: Both of these are herpes viruses and there may be some overlap in serologic expression, but having high igg titers due to ebv infection is very unlikely. ...Read more

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If tested positve for herpes simplex virus one is it effective to pass it on to my partner?

HSV 1: HSV 1 is the "cold sore" virus & blood tests can show if u've been exposed (& therefore infected with) the virus. Some people never know it, because they don't get the blistery outbreak-but they can still be an infectious risks to others-from saliva if we're talking HSV 1. HSV 2 is genital herpes which lives in the genital tract. People are having more oral sex, which means some crossover occurs. ...Read more

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I have small grains in the pubic 2 month ago white aut any Pain SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1) IgMNEGATIVE= <1.0 SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1 1 igG POSITIVE (24.26?

I have small grains in the pubic 2 month ago white aut any Pain SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1) IgMNEGATIVE= <1.0 SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1 1 igG POSITIVE (24.26?

Not herpes: Typically if their is no pain then the lesions are not herpes. The lab results suggest previous exposure to herpes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which taip of herpes 1 or 2? SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1) IgM) NEGATIVE = <1.0 SERUM HERPES (Simplex1 1 igG POSITIVE 24.26

Not sure.: Type 1 herpes is typically associated with cold sores of the mouth and type 2 herpes is most often associated with genital herpes. However, either virus can be associated with an outbreak in either area as well as other areas of the body. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does epstein barr virus make a herpes test positive since the EBV is a herpes simplex virus?

No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...Read more

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If my blood test and culture came back positive for hsv1 on my genital area does that make it the same as having genital2 herpes? Can hsv1 turn into hsv2? can I give a new partner herpes simplex 1 without having an outbreak present?

If my blood test and culture came back positive for hsv1 on my genital area does that make it the same as having genital2 herpes? Can hsv1 turn into hsv2? can I give a new partner herpes simplex 1 without having an outbreak present?

No. No. Yes.: Herpes 1 cannot turn into 2, nor vice versa. A person is not immune to herpes 1 unless he has caught herpes 1, and likewise, he is not immune to herpes 2 unless he has caught herpes 2. That means having herpes 1 does not protect you against herpes 2, and vice versa. That also means having herpes 1 on one part of the body should prevent you from getting new herpes 1 on a different part of the body. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex 6?

Human herpesvirus 6: You probably don't mean herpes simplex, but human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). It's one of 9 human herpesviruses, including herpes simpex virus types 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and the numbered HHV series. HHV6 causes the common childhood rash called roseola, or exanthem subitum. There has been controversy about a link to multiple sclerosis, but probably not real. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex be cured?

Treated, not cured: All infections with herpes simplex virus, either type 1 or 2 (HSV1, HSV2) last for life and cannot be cured. However, there are effective treatments to speed healing of outbreaks, and to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and help prevent sexual transmission of genital HSV2 infections to partners. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores: Hsv! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips. ...Read more

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How can people get herpes simplex?

HSV - 1 ; 2: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous hs1 infection. ...Read more

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Can people die form herpes simplex?

Yes possible but: Is rare. Herpes simplex mostly confines to generals or oral cavity during the remissions virus stay dormant in the nerve roots, some times invades brain membranes may cause fulminant encephalitis, which is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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How do people contract herpes simplex?

Skin to skin contact: Other methods are possible, but not proven. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of herpes simplex?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

Painful sore: Usually a blister, starting with a feverish feeling going to a sore usually a whitish center with red perimeter usually painful and will last 10-14 day. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 1 turn into type 2?

No: Both are completely different strains. Type 1 causes lesions typically around the mouth. Type 2 causes lesions typically around the genitals. However, there are no absolutes in medicine so either strain can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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Am I in danger of passing on herpes simplex?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 and 2 virus infections are spread from person to person by direct contact with a lesion or with infected secretions. ...Read more

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In what way is herpes simplex (oral) transmitted?

Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. However, herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread to the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex a dangerous disease?

Usually not: Herpes simplex usually causes cold sores but it can cause infections of other parts of the body. When it infects the brain, it can be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. Most adults are infected with herpes simplex. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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