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Can you please tell me how oral herpes and genital herpes differ?

Location. Location . Location, location. Seriously, herpes is a general term for two different diseases: one that effects the area around the mouth (oral herpes, also known as cold sores) and another that effects the area around the genitals (genital herpes). Viruses cause both of these diseases. The herpes simplex virus-1 (hsv-1) causes oral herpes; both hsv-1 and herpes simplex virus-2 (hsv-2) genital. Read more...

Do blood tests know the difference between oral herpes and genital herpes?

Yes. You can get serotype-specific testing, but both hsv i and hsv 2 can lead to oral or genital herpes infection, and suppressive drugs for frequent outbreaks have significant overlap. So, although the answer is yes, it may be irrelevant. Read more...
HSV 1 vs HSV 2. Blood tests can find antibodies that are made by the immune system to fight a herpes infection. Antibody tests are done but are not as accurate as a viral culture at finding the cause of a specific sore/ulcer. Antibody tests can't tell the difference between a current active herpes infection and a past herpes infection. Some blood tests can tell the difference between hsv 1 (oral)/hsv 2 (genetal). Read more...

Can u get oral herpes from genital herpes?

Yes of course. If you have oral sex with someone who has active genital herpes then can get the herpes orally, genital herpes is type 2 oral herpes is type 1 but u can get type 1 or 2 in either area. Continuous Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks of herpes, please see your gyn. Read more...
Yes. An active herpetic infection can be spread from mouth to genital areas. Herpes can also be spread from genital areas to the mouth. Read more...

Could you pick up genital herpes from oral herpes?

Herpes Terms. One can get infected with herpes where ever they are exposed to it. This is why we no longer call or describe the various herpes viruses as 'oral' or 'genital'. Herpes type one, the more common herpes, is found in 75% of americans and in 95% of the cases is found on or near the mouth. Herpes type two, the 'genital' herpes infects about 25% of americans and is found between belly button and thigh. Read more...
Yes. The most common method is receiving oral sex from a partner with an active oral lesion. Read more...
Yes. People with herpes are shedding virus frequently when there are no sores. In fact, most people who test positive are not aware that they carry it. Most herpes on the face is type 1. Most people already have the virus by middle school but do not know it. So there is a risk of herpes to either partner with oral sex, but seldom going from mouth to genital because usually they are both already coloniz. Read more...

Was wondering if you have genital herpes can it turn to oral herpes?

According to the. Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.'. Although the herpes will not change type it could be spread to the mouth. Read more...
Two Herpes. Nope. Not in any way. First oral herpes is an infection with a completely separate virus known as herpes type one. 75% of americans have this common infection. Herpes type two is found in 25% of americans. Once you have the infection you cannot get it again. And, all couples should have the herpes blood test to know their risk to their partners. Herpes two cannot turn into herpes one. Read more...

Besides sores, what other health problems, can you get from genital herpes and oral herpes?

Genital herpes. Can cause problems if active in a woman for a baby if she gives a vaginal delivery. Otherwise the problems from this infections are local pain and embarrassment and contagiousness . Read more...