Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Usually, yes. Herpes, gonorrhea, hiv, and human papilloma virus, are usually tested for in initial screening, among other things (like diabetes) during the first trimester visits. Usually, though, it is just a herpes virus screen, which includes herpes type i and ii, rather than separating them out.

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Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

For exposure. Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection. Read more...

How herpes simplex 2 outbreak can be avoided. How it is common?

Multi factorial. Avoid sun exposure, get plenty of rest, keep up a healthy immune system, good nutrition, avoid physical and mental stressors, and others who have transmitable infections. Remember, this virus is opportunistic! Read more...

Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Bacteria. Impetigo is usually either strep or staph skin germs. Hs1 is a dna virus that often triggers cycles of skin disruption in specific places like the "cold sore". A swab of a hs1 site can often be contaminated with skin bacteria, but they are not the trigger, they are just feasting on any serum left around the site. There can be some similarities in how the two look. Read more...

Can herpes simplex 2 go into the mouth?

Herpes. You can get herpes on any part of your body. The reason we no longer name herpes as oral or genital is for this very reason. If you have not been exposed to herpes two previous a new infection can occur where ever you get exposed, including your mouth. Read more...

How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't. These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. Read more...