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How common is simplex one oral herpes?

How common is simplex one oral herpes?

Very: Exact figures are difficult to come by, but between 80 to 90% of adults have antibodies to herpes simplex, suggesting an overwhelming rate of infection. Symptomatic reactivation of this virus is also quite common with many forms of stress, and sometimes without. ...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


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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?  Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

Practically nothing.: There is some difference in their viral RNA but both viruses act the same and are treated similarly. ...Read more

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How typical is simplex one genital herpes?

How typical is simplex one genital herpes?

HSV 1: Herpes simplex virus - 1 infections are less prevalent in the genital region than hsv-2, however this gap is slowly decreasing. In some studies, populations have seen hsv -1 surpass hsv - 2 as the predominant cause of genital herpes. ...Read more

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Hello, if someone has genital hypes type-1 and another person has oral herpes type-1, is it safe for the person with oral herpes to give oral sex to the person with genital herpes, if they're both type 1?

Hello, if someone has genital hypes type-1 and another person has oral herpes type-1, is it safe for the person with oral herpes to give oral sex to the person with genital herpes, if they're both type 1?

Here are some ...: Though a legitimate concern and question, i doubt if there has ever been a study specially designed to answer your question. After contacting and overcoming a viral infection, such persons may gain some acquired immunity but most of them - herpes included - will not last forever and flare up off and on whenever the overall defense ability falls below the threshold for self-defense. So, follow... ...Read more

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If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will i get genital herpes type 2?

Yes!: You can acquire type 2 herpes as well. No protection is given. But remember location does not count. Type one or 2 can infect orally or genitally. ...Read more

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Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores similar things?

Same causes: The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associated with cold sores and hsv type 2 is associated with genital herpes. However any one can get cold sores if they come into contact with the genital area of an hsv type 2 infected person who is contagious at that time and vice versa. ...Read more

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Doctor told me i had type 1 herpes. Is that a type of oral herpes?

Herpes Simplex: Virus 1 most often causes cold sores (or herpes simplex in the oral region). However, sometimes it can lead to genital lesions. ...Read more

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Oral sex, could one develop oral thrush?

Oral sex, could one develop oral thrush?

Possible & unlikely: Thrush should not occur in adults without some underlying deficiency. It is conceivable that intense cunnilingus with a woman who has significant yeast infection can do this, but very uncommon. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread HSV type II genital herpes amongst men?

It is very contagiou: It is very contagious during outbreak of the genital herpes. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Perhaps: Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the herpes virus. ...Read more

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Herpes type one genitally can be spread only during an outbreak, correct?

Herpes type one genitally can be spread only during an outbreak, correct?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is a virus that you catch from someone who is infected with it. Most transmission occurs when persons shed virus but lack lesions. Usually skin-skin, skin-mucosa contact. Hsv is inactivated promptly at room temperature. Aerosol or fomitic spread unlikely. Infection occurs via inoculation onto susceptible mucosal surface or break in skin. ...Read more

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Is herpes one and herpes two the same virus or not?

Is herpes one and herpes two the same virus or not?

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 more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Herpes Simplex 1: Is the type normally associated with cold sores. However, to a lesser frequency - cold sores can be caused by herpes simplex virus 2 and genital lesions can be caused by herpes simplex virus 1. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 a std?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 a std?

Herpes Simplex: Herpes simplex, now called "hsv 1 or herpes type one" is usually contracted as a child from family members. But, if you enter into adulthood and do not have this infection, it can be caught from kissing or any other exposure that you get skin to skin from an infected individual. But, in most cases herpes one is not caught as an std. ...Read more

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Oral herpes or canker sore, what's the difference?

Oral herpes or canker sore, what's the difference?

Very different: Aphthous ulcers (cankers) are on the gums or tongue, different spots on different days. Herpes will come on the same place on the lip, usually after a tingling (prodrome). Treatment ; symptoms are very different. ...Read more

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Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

If he also has Type2: One can only get type 2 herpes from another person with type 2 herpes. One cannot get type 2 from somebody who does not have type 2. So, the big question is, does he also have type 2? A visit to a primary care doctor can help figure that out, if worried. ...Read more

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Hsv (Definition)

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