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Preventing Spread Of Hsv2
I have HSV2 & my bf does not (he knows I do) Since we do long distance, should I take Valtrex daily or only before I see him to prevent transmission?
OK before visits: If you are having few outbreaks and don't need ongoing suppressive treatment to prevent them, it should be OK to take valacyclovir only during your visits together. Start at least 2-3 days before each visit. Remember that treatment reduces transmission risk by about half; condoms also are recommended. ...Read more
How to know if I got hsv2 in the eye? How dangerous is it? What should I use to prevent blindness? I feel, itchy, blurry, red & blistery : (
See doctor: You need an exam at the very least to determine the cause of your symptoms. An ophthalmologist is the one to examine you, do any necessary testing to determine what is the problem and treat this. Don't risk your vision. HSV can cause scarring and can only be diagnosed with an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection, once get infected stays in the body for ever, anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks (break outs). If you are infected like 30 million american, you must inform your partner, use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100%, almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more
I have these little red patches on my leg. They don't itch or anything. They've been there for like 4 days. I have hsv2 and am worried it spread.
Not herpes: Once someone has recurrent herpes, either oral or genital, for more than a few months, it almost never spreads elsewhere. And if the leg patches were herpes, they would look the same and behave the same as your other outbreaks. Almost certainly this is something else, entirely unrelated to herpes. ...Read more
HSV1: Yes anywhere in the mouth can get a cold sore. ...Read more
Could it be possible for hsv2 to be spread from the mouth to another person if they have oral hsv2 even without showing symptoms?
Extremely unlikely: First, oral HSV2 infections are rare, and when present, are pretty much limted to people who also have genital infection. Second, when oral HSV2 is present, asymptomatic shedding of the virus -- i.e. infectivity without symptoms -- is uncommon, much less than for genital HSV2. For those reasons, HSV2 is almost never transmitted from mouth to genitals. No worries at all. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have hsv2 can I spread that to my kids by kissing them? Also my 2 year old is constantly putting her mouth on my cups can it transmit that way?
Yes, it can: If you have an active outbreak, it can definitely be transmitted by kissing. Drinking from a cup is a bit harder to transmit that way, but can happen. You need to put cup out of reach and do hugs instead of kisses until you heal up. Also talk to your doctor about preventative meds for you! ...Read more
I have HSv2 genital. Is it only spread by skin to skin contact of infected area or can kissing pass it,? Even if I wasn't originally infected orally
If I have hsv2 anally when masterbate (penis) with a healing papercut on a finger does that spread the virus? Haven't had outbreaks on penis
Diagnosed w/ hsv1&hsv2. Hsv2 was cultured from genitals. Hsv1 antibodies in bloodwork. W/ no cold sore, would kissing my daughter spread it to her?
Yes: Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (hsv-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (hsv-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores). Hsv-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2. ...Read more
It is common in a new relationship to engage in sexual relations more frequently than usual. Friction from frequent intercourse can irritate the skin and bring on an outbreak.
Using a water based lubricant can help reduce irritation. Remember to always use a condom, to prevent transmission of the virus.
Other causes of herpes outbreaks can be hormonal changes, some women have outbreaks near peri ...Read more
Likely: Especially if they are having an outbreak of sores. ...Read more
That he had it: In the past. Y0u should be tested too ...Read more
No: In real life, there is no such meaning nor correlation. The only way to tell that she infected him is if he was proven uninfected and she was proven infected, with special testing... and then both of them were proven to have touched only one another and no third person after that special testing... and later both are proven to have the same HSV strain... then he can conclude he caught it from her. ...Read more
Can HSV2 cause chronic inner vaginal problems. Like dryness? Or does it always get better with time
.: Yes, it certainly can cause dryness, depends on how severe was the infection. It does NOT ALWAYS get better and can present with recurrent infections. ...Read more
I take 500MG daily for HSV2 & am currently having an outbreak. Should I double my dose, & if so for how long?
Valacyclovir dose: Outbreak frequency and severity are reduced with valacyclovir (Valtrex) and related drugs, usually not completely prevented. You could increase to 500 mg twice daily (or 1000 mg once daily) for 2-3 days, but check with your doctor. Even on current dose, the outbreak probably will be brief. If occasional outbreaks continue, ask your doctor about raising the ongoing dose to 1000 mg once daily. ...Read more
I was exposed to hsv2 7 weeks ago. Can I get accurately tested yet? No signs or symptoms just a lot of anxiety.
HIV: Yes, go and get tested asap. Also be tested for other stds and be very careful in the future. Hopefully this will be negative. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is it that I haven't had an outbreak of hsv2 since my 1st one 8 mnths ago, While some people have outbreak often? I'm worried!
Maybe lucky: You may be one of the lucky ones who never gets a recurrent outbreak. The frequency of outbreaks is highly variable, and probably depends on how healthy the person's immunity is. You need to do things to keep your immune system healthy, like eating right, getting plenty of rest, exercise, no smoking. Vitamin supplementation is of questionable benefit, but won't hurt. ...Read more
If your partner has been with several people, but neither of you have reason to believe or ever had symptoms of hsv2, is it likely you have it?
HSV2: It is possible, and so are other stds possible. ...Read more
Partner tested pos for hsv2 3.9 retested with wb results intermediate she tested at 24 weeks past her prev exposure what does this mean for me?
Partner tested pos for hsv2 at 3.90 retested with wb at 24 weeks results intermediate now what? What are the chances of this being truly negative
Probably positive: Your partner probably has HSV2. With the initial test index 3.90, I'm wondering why Western blot was even done; values over 3.5 usually are conclusive. WB interpretation is somewhat subjective; the tech examines fuzzy lines on a test strip. The doc who ordered the test could call the lab directly (U of Wash Clinical Lab) and discuss with the senior technician. Or maybe just repeat the WB test. ...Read more
What can a hsv2 type specific IgG result value of 17.2 tell me other than obviously being 'positive'? I've never had outbreaks. This is my first test.
I have hsv2 (high ref range). So do I have herpes? Isn't hsv2 the same as having herpes? I do have outbreaks but not often, but its still herpes right?
Family practice: There is herpes simplex 1 and 2. You stated you have a titer for herpes simplex 2. That is usually consider oral herpes which will cause cold sores. Herpes 1. Considered to cause venereal sores/ulcers. Both may be passed sexually with oral sex. Once it is in your system you will have it for life. Out breaks occur without warning. You may be contagious without knowing. See your dr for treatment. ...Read more
Never officially diagnosis with hsv2 but know I have it. My question is 1-why do I only have tingling at night? 2- can it move to another area of my body?
Herpes: Hsv-1 usually causes cold sores. Hsv-2 is usually responsible for genital herpes. However, either type can cause sores in the facial area or on the genitals. You get the first episode of herpes infection from another person who has an active lesion. Shared eating utensils, razors and towels, as well as kissing, may spread hsv-1. Oral sex can spread hsv-1 to the genitals and hsv-2 to the lips. ...Read more
Herpes HSV 2 spread.: Genital herpes hsv2 and oral herpes hsv1 can either both be in the mouth or on the gentiles. Oral sex can transmit both. Kissing can as well. Both virus are very prevalent but symptoms outbreaks for some people can be latent or nonexistent. While not having oral sex during an active outbreak may help, I suspect transmission maybe unavoidable. ...Read more