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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.

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.

Exposure: This means that you have had exposure to the virus and have developed immunity to the virus. If the IgM to hsv2 was negative, then you don't have an active disease. ...Read more

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I was told I have hsv2 I think I’m experiencing my first outbreak painful bump almost identical to a hair bump. Is there anything I can do?

I was told I have hsv2 I think I’m experiencing my first outbreak painful bump almost identical to a hair bump. Is there anything I can do?

Herpes II?: Consult your healthcare provider for a prescription for an antiviral medication. Acyclovir or Valcyclovir can reduce the duration of this if in fact it is a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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Is it true that you may present symptoms of hsv2 years after contracting the infection? If so, after X amount of years, would the IGg test be lower or higher. I will preface this by stating I have not been tested yet, but I may be seeing the first signs

Is it true that you may present symptoms of hsv2 years after contracting the infection? If so, after X amount of years, would the IGg test be lower or higher. I will preface this by stating I have not been tested yet, but I may be seeing the first signs

HSV Testing: You should get tested at a lab for HSV1/HSV2, HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Are you sexually active? You should have your sexual partners for the past 60 days tested as well. You can tell them that your doctor thinks you should be tested to be safe. There are treatments for HSV 1 & 2. The testing IgG level is not exact for when you were infected. Most important is testing & treatment. ...Read more

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First herpes OB 3 weeks ago. 2 swab tests (BD) both came back pos. For HSV1 and neg. For HSV2. But OB is so persistent it possible this is HSV2?

First herpes OB 3 weeks ago. 2 swab tests (BD) both came back pos. For HSV1 and neg. For HSV2. But OB is so persistent it possible this is HSV2?

You have HSV1: You can be sure it's HSV1; a lab would not confuse with HSV2 on swab testing. There is no difference in severity or duration of symptoms for HSV1 vs HSV2. I hope you have been taking an anti-herpes drug like aciclovir or valaciclovir, but HSV1 sometimes needs higher doses than HSV2. With proper treatment, symptoms should have cleared much sooner than 3 weeks. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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First herpes OB. Has 2 swab tests, both positive for hsv1 negative for hsv2. I heard swab tests can be inaccurate. Is it possible I have hsv2 as well?

First herpes OB. Has 2 swab tests, both positive for hsv1 negative for hsv2. I heard swab tests can be inaccurate. Is it possible I have hsv2 as well?

Unlikely: I wonder what exactly was the type of test used? If it was a PCR test, then I would trust those results. Besides, you had it done twice which has shown the same result in each case. It would be rare anyway to have transmission of HSV-1 and HSV-2 all from one incident. In fact, having one of the herpes viruses may partially protect against getting the other one. So I think you only acquired HSV-1. ...Read more

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I just healed from my very first hsv2 outbreak. Currently no meds. Will my partner still be at high risk even with condoms? Can I viral shed so soon?

I just healed from my very first hsv2 outbreak. Currently no meds. Will my partner still be at high risk even with condoms? Can I viral shed so soon?

High risk!: This is when you are MOST likely to infect a partner. Asymptomatic viral shedding starts immediately and is most common in the weeks and months after catching it. Was your infection proved by lab testing to be HSV2? Genital herpes and HSV2 are not the same. Half of genital is due to HSV1, with lower risk shedding, outbreaks, and transmission. If HSV2, take suppressive Rx to reduce his risk. ...Read more

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What are the first signs & initials of hsv1 & hsv2? What tests to take to be sure I have hsv? How to protect myself while having sex? Help thanks..

What are the first signs & initials of hsv1 & hsv2? What tests to take to be sure I have hsv? How to protect myself while having sex? Help thanks..

Prodrome: Initial stages are an inflammatory rash that burns, itches and are contagious. Recurrent form is a cold sore--starts as an irritation like chapped lips but only in one site. It progresses to a raised red swelling, followed by blisters that dry, crack and bleed. The cycle lasts 14-21 days. Protect self/partner with condom and dental dam for oral. Avoid sex in outbreak. 95% are always contagious. ...Read more

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Please help me I had sex with this woman I'm dating and last night and she told me she has herpes hsv2 after sex and it was unprotected our first time?

Please help me I had sex with this woman I'm dating and last night and she told me she has herpes hsv2 after sex and it was unprotected our first time?

Herpes: I am not sure how we can help. But, here are the facts. There are twelve stds. It is your responsibility to know this and how one prevents contracting them.

25% of americans have herpes type two, or 'genital' herpes. 75% of them have type one. The only way to diagnose them is to have the blood test. 905 of those people with herpes type two do not have outbreaks and don't know where contagious. ...Read more

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How soon do herpes blisters occur post sexual exposure? Can first time hsv2 appear on belly

How soon do herpes blisters occur post sexual exposure? Can first time hsv2 appear on belly

2-12 days: An HSV outbreak can start 2-12 days after exposure. The average is about 4-5 days. The belly is not a common location for the blisters. Blisters on the belly can be shingles, rather than HSV2. The best way to know what they are is to have them tested for HSV 1 and 2. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Thanks. Today I have a slight itch on the blisters. Can hsv blisters occur 4 weeks post exposure? Can hsv2 first outbreak appear on belly?

Thanks. Today I have a slight itch on the blisters. Can hsv blisters occur 4 weeks post exposure? Can hsv2 first outbreak appear on belly?

Herpes: HSV 2 can certainly appear 4 weeks after exposure. They can appear anywhere but the abdomen is a less common area. Have you confirmed that these blisters are actually herpes? Testing should be done to confirm this before you amen assumptions. Shingles is a more likely cause of blisters on the abdomen. Consider a virtual visit on healthtap with one of primary care doctors to show them an image. ...Read more

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Does hsv2 first outbreak may look like a normal rash, or ulcers (or blisters, or papules) are seen from the begining of the outbreak itching starts?

Does hsv2 first outbreak may look like a normal rash, or ulcers (or blisters, or papules) are seen from the begining of the outbreak itching starts?

Question unclear: Hsv infection may begin with itching, which is a subliminal form of pain. It is followed by the eruption which typically appear as a blister or as multiple blisters on or around affected areas -- usually the mouth, genitals, or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers. First outbreaks may be accompanied by fever, profound fatigue and generalized malaise. ...Read more

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How is a female tested for hsv2?

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How is a female tested for hsv2?

Blood test: Hsv2 is tested with a lab test now. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Are culture best to diagnose hsv2?

Are culture best to diagnose hsv2?

Yes: Will get the viral particles which will definitively prove hsv. Can diagnose clinically or with other tests but not 100%. ...Read more

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Can you get hsv2 from giving oral?

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

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Can u have hsv1and hsv2 simutaneously?

Can u have hsv1and hsv2 simutaneously?

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

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Can I contract hsv2 from a toilet seat?

Can I contract hsv2 from a toilet seat?

Not likely: The virus does not live long on a dry surface like a toilet seat. It is most commonly transferred from person to person. ...Read more

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Do you have to take daily meds for hsv2?

Do you have to take daily meds for hsv2?

No: Unless one has chronic hsv2 then meds are only taken acute episodes 2-7 days. The case for a patient with HIV or suppressed immune system differs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of transmitting hsv2?

STD: Hsv-2 is essentailly genital herpes and is a sexually transmitted disease through body fluids. If you have unprotected sex, there is always a chance of transmitting hsv-2. ...Read more

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How long can you have hsv2 without any symptoms?

Herpes Update: Your whole life. It is now thought that up to 90% of people infected with herpes do not have recurrent outbreaks. But, that does not mean one is not infectious. Viral shedding can occur without breakouts and can be unpredictable for when and how much they are infectious. ...Read more

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What to do if hsv2 positive, help with outbreaks?

What to do if hsv2 positive, help with outbreaks?

Anti-HSV treatment: Not everyone with HSV2 has outbreaks; many people have no symptoms. If you're having recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes, treatment with an anti-herpes drug like valayclovir or acyclovir can reduce their frequency. Ongoing treatment also lowers the chance of transmission to sex partners. Find a doctor who understands herpes well then follow his or her advice about the detail. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do after being diagnosed with hsv2?

Please discuss the: Doc who diagnosed it that doc should have explained everything to u and given u a plan of action, if u have an active infection then u need to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) or similar to make it go away and will need to take it in the future when u get another one or u can take it cont. To prevent future outbreaks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to pass hsv2 to my boyfriend?

Is it possible for me to pass hsv2 to my boyfriend?

Yes: It is usually transmitted between lovers. Use barrier protection at all times and talk with your personal physician how to become less infectious. Further, you must tell your boyfriend about your status -- if you care about him, I trust you'd do this in any case. A partner who wasn't warned and becomes infected can be very angry; someone who was warned usually will be understanding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you're tested positive for hsv2?

Exposed to herpes 2: Been exposed at some time to herpes virus (genital or oral location, but type 2 virus). Exposure could have been recent (igm positive), or more distant, > 6 months ago (igg positive). Most american adults test positive for hsv. ...Read more

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Me & my partner has hsv2, but he gets outbreaks more than me. Why?

Not equal: HSV usually flares up during time of stress or decreased immunity. Everyone experiences and manages stress differently. So that may be a reason why he gets more outbreaks. ...Read more

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Can I transfer oral hsv2 to another person even without showing symptoms?

Oral herpes: If a person has an active herpes infection, the infection can be spread from one person to another. Pre eruptive herpes can be spread. ...Read more

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How likely is it that you can catch hsv2 from someone without sores? Is this rare?

How likely is it that you can catch hsv2 from someone without sores? Is this rare?

Herpes simplex: You need not have overt lesions to transmit herpes virus to others. Women commonly shed this virus vaginally without necessarily having sores or ulcers. Can also occur in penile secretion. ...Read more