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What are the differences between herpes simplex virus 1 and 2?

What are the differences between herpes simplex virus 1 and 2?

Usually location: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications help treat and prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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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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If your herpes simplex virus 1/2, 1gg hsv1/2 1gg result 25.2 what do that means?

If your herpes simplex virus 1/2, 1gg hsv1/2 1gg result 25.2  what do that means?

Herpes Testing: Herpes tests are positive or negative. The 'number' associated with the test is thus meaningless. You need to re-ask this question since there should be two results: one for each type of herpes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and HSV 2?

Can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and HSV 2?

Yes: Both belong to herpes group of visuses which are dna viruses.Herpes simplex 1 mostly oral in about 85% of cases while herpes simplex 2 usually genital in about 85% of cases.Herpes simplex1 is thus mostly acquired orally but herpes simplex2 through genital sex. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger. -if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened ,then touched another area?

How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger.

-if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened ,then touched another area?

For life.: It's not as bad as it sounds. The first episode is the worst. Recurrences become less and less symptomatic, and less frequent until finally it stops . There is usually an interval of months, or years between attacks. Are you a health care worker? It can defiinitely be transmitted to other areas but for some reason isn't commonly. Good Idea to cover it while you have it with a band aid. ...Read more

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I just need a prescription for acyclovir , i have herpes simplex virus 1 one and my doctor gave me a prescription for it with 4 refills and i lost it?

I just need a prescription for acyclovir , i have herpes simplex virus 1 one and my doctor gave me a prescription for it with 4 refills and i lost it?

2 options: Your options depend upon what's happened thus far. If you already left your prescription at your pharmacy and lost the medications, just go back to pharmacy for early refill (although insurance may not pay). If you lost actual prescription, call doctor's office for new one. Since acyclovir isn't a controlled substance, I don't foresee an issue. Many docs use electronic prescribing so can't lose it ...Read more

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What is the difference between a herpes simplex virus (hsv) IgG and IgM test?

What is the difference between a herpes simplex virus (hsv) IgG and IgM test?

Acute vs. chronic: Igm antibodies appear after recent infection and then disappear. Igg antibodies come later and persist, indicating chronic or past infection. In the case of herpes, the IgM is not widely used, because acute herpes is typically diagnosed based on clinical appearance or culture results. A positive igg indicates the presence of herpes, which is a chronic recurring infection. ...Read more

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

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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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is also known as Herpes. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more