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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...

Can you tell me is HSV 1 herpes simplex 1 dangerous? Can it kill you?

Usually no. Herpes simplex-1 is usually associated with recurrent ulcers/blisters, however in rare cases may cause a life threatening complication--herpes encephalitis.This may lead to death as diagnosis is usually very difficult to make. Read more...

How is the herpes simplex virus spread? Can you get infected by touching your mouth after you touch something that someone with herpes has touched?

Herpes. Herpes is contracted skin to skin or saliva to skin from an infected person. Most in the western world have herpes simplex. It is like 75% of adults. Most get herpes from family members as children. The only way to diagnose herpes is through blood testing. Read more...

Could the herpes simplex virus be spread when there is not an outbreak?

Herpes. Yes. Unfortunately once you have herpes you are contagious for it whether or not you have a sore. Now, that said, the level of contagiousness can vary from time to time and from person to person. There is no good test to predict your level of viral shedding or contagiousness. If you are in relationship with someone who is not infected your doctor may put you on medications to lower this risk. Read more...

Is it possible to transmit herpes simplex virus 1 on to your genital area, specifically on the labia majora, by accidentally touching yourself?

Yes you can. Yes you can transmit if you have active lesions and you toch these and than touch your labia accidentally. Read more...
Herpes. There are 2 types of herpes simplex. Type 1 usually affects the oral area. Type 2 usually affects the genital area. However it is possible for type 1 to affect the genital area and type 2 to affect the oral area but this would be rare. Read more...

How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

Yes. The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way if there is contact with contents of a herpes rash to the other body part(s). Read more...

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...