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Both husband and I ttested positive for herpes 1 IgG and herpes 2 indeterminate, igg. What does that mean? Who is the carrier? How do u get herpes

Both husband and I ttested positive for herpes 1 IgG and herpes 2 indeterminate, igg. What does that mean? Who is the carrier? How do u get herpes

Herpes: Here is the best we can do today. If the igg is indeterminate then your physician must order the herpes western blot test. Knowing if you have hsv two if vital.

Herpes is two separate viruses. Type one, the 'oral' herpes or 'simplex' herpes is found in 75% of americans and is usually transmitted to one during childhood.

Herpes type two or hsv is thought to be the std version. Skin to skin. ...Read more

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I have a friend who is a carrier of thalassemia. The girl he intends to marry is also a carrier. Does this mean they can't have children?

I have a friend who is a carrier of thalassemia. The girl he intends to marry is also a carrier. Does this mean they can't have children?

Not infertile: But they have 25% chance that any child will have full blown thalassemia major which is devastating, 50% that child will also be carrier & only 25% child will be thalassemia major or carrier free. They have as much chance of having children as any other couple, but is it worth it? ...Read more

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Who is the carrier of the genes that causes growth hormone deficiency?

Who is the carrier of the genes that causes growth hormone deficiency?

Several possible: Genetic factors are thought to account for 5% of growth hormone deficiency. Three forms, an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or x-linked are known to exist. Without knowing if a genetic form is involved, or which subtype is present, it is hard to fully answer your question. ...Read more

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Who could be a carrier for hypogammaglobulinemia?

Who could be a carrier for hypogammaglobulinemia?

X-linked: In the case of bruton agammaglobulinemia, half the daughters of a woman with an affected son, and all the daughter of an affected man. ...Read more

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Could males pass Trichomoniasis through semen? And who is the main carrier for it. How do females actually get this?

Could males pass Trichomoniasis through semen? And who is the main carrier for it. How do females actually get this?

Sexual transmission: Trichomonas is harbored aysmptomatically in the male prostate gland and is transmitted with sexual intercourse to the female at ejaculation who then develops itching and a vaginal discharge. Both parties have to be treated simultaneously for the treatment to be effective prior to the resumption of intercourse. ...Read more

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If 2 virgins won't *likely* get an std, does this mean after a few years we still won't have one? How does someone who's a carrier become a carrier?

If 2 virgins won't *likely* get an std, does this mean after a few years we still won't have one? How does someone who's a carrier become a carrier?

Zero: If 2 people who have never had sex with anyone else and only each other; the chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease is zero. Someone must have sex with an infected individual in order to become infected. ...Read more

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Can a woman who is a hep c carrier get a tubal reversal?

Can a woman who is a hep c carrier get a tubal reversal?

Certainly: She should be able to. You would need to talk with the surgeon to find out if he/she has specific restrictions, limitations, or misgivings about whether it is right for you. ...Read more

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If parts of a liver is removed from a cirrhosis patient who was a Hep B carrier but is now 100% Hep B immune, will "normal" liver tissue be regrown?

If parts of a liver is removed from a cirrhosis patient who was a Hep B carrier but is now 100% Hep B immune, will "normal" liver tissue be regrown?

Depends: How was the conversion achieved? Assuming with medications, how long has it been? If you're talking about living organ donation, better to discuss the specifics of the case with the transplant center. ...Read more

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3 yr old in my sons pre school has mumps. Could the teacher (who kisses kids) be a silent carrier of mumps? She is supposed to babysit my son&infant. 

3 yr old in my sons pre school has mumps. Could the teacher (who kisses kids) be a silent carrier of mumps? She is supposed to babysit my son&infant. 

Unlikely: There is no silent carrier for mumps. There are asymptomatic infections, but even asymptomatic, they develop mumps immunity. I would ask the teacher if she had documentation of 2 MMR vaccines. If she had, it is highly liekly that she is immune to mumps and therefore she cannot infect other persons. Parotid gland swelling occurs with other virus infections, so make sure that it was mumps. ...Read more

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What is a pinkeye carrier?

What is a pinkeye carrier?

Same as cold: Pink eye is a viral infection similar to having cold/upper respiratory infection. Some people may have cold virus with minimal symptom but some could developer bad cold. Pink eye development has similar course of development and recovery
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What is the diet for hepa b carrier?

What is the diet for hepa b carrier?

Regular diet...: Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier state means the hepatitis b virus is present but in a dormant, usually non-replicative state. There is no specific diet instructions these patients, however, if the patient is overweight, or there is concomitant fatty liver changes, then a diet low in sugar, high fructose and fat is recommended. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am a herpes carrier?

How can I know if I am a herpes carrier?

Antibody test: A positive hsv-2 igg antibody means you're infected and could spread it to others. ...Read more

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How many people are thalassemia carriers?

How many people are thalassemia carriers?

Millions: Thalassemia is likely the most common one-gene mutation in the world. Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in low-risk peoples, and about 1/30 in high-risk peoples). Low risk: japanese, korean, n. European caucasians, native canadians, native americans. High risk: mediterranean, middle eastern, south asian, south-east Asian (western pacific rim), caribbean. ...Read more

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What's the percentage of herpes carriers?

What's the percentage of herpes carriers?

50 million in USA: Genital herpes caused herpes ii virus, a std 50 million suffer from it 25% of females 20% of males are carriers of disease ...Read more

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How do you know if your a carrier for mrsa?

Nasal swab: Your doctor can check this for you. They use a nasal swab and send it to the lab. Results in one day. People who are MRSA positive seldom need treatment unless they are immunocompromised for any reason and they have positive blood cultures. In hospital setting, when a patient is found to be MRSA positive, to prevent spread, staff must gown and wear gloves to prevent spread, patient not treated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if im a carrier for albinism?

How can I tell if im a carrier for albinism?

Pedigree analysis: Albinism is a recessive trait, meaning that it entails the loss of a function and you must have two copies of the gene to see it. The way to know if you are a carrier is to examine your ancestors and see if there is a history of albinism in a direct ancestor. There are also genetic tests available. A genetic counselor can help if this is a major concern for you. ...Read more

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Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Pending.: It will either be positive (you are a carrier) or negative. You left out your family history, which is most important. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a carrier of a trait?

One chromosome bad: We have pairs of chromosomes. If you are a carrier, one chromosome in the pair is abnormal while the other one is normal. That's called a trait. If you have the disease, then both chromosomes are abnormal. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

Needs testing: There are very simple and inexpensive blood tests available to determine if you have syphilis or not. It is a good idea for all sexually active people to be tested. If there is any indication you may have been exposed then get tested as well. Most labs start with a test called an rpr. Some use a vdrl test. ...Read more