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Positive Herpes Simplex
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
My partner tested positive for Herpes Simplex Virus 2. Is it possible he can have it and my test is negative?
Yes: Good chance that you will test + down the road ...Read more
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
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?
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
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?
Herpes simplex serum test please interpret type 1nd2 igm: 9.9u/ml type1nd2 igg: 5.2u/ml (am I positive or negative) thanks?
Positive: Usually above. 9 is positive. Your doctor can confirm the range for you based on lab used. ...Read more
No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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