Does herpes simplex 2 cause an increase of bacterial vaginosis?

No,but maybe. HSV 2 can cause open lesions or shedding from the cervix and /or upper vagina when no vulvar lesions are present. This infection may be asymptomatic (as far as pain)but can be associated with a malodorous discharge easily confused with BV. Any persistent discharge can disrupt the vaginal flora and ph balance of the vagina leading to an overgrowth of bacteria which we call BV. .

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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...

I have herpes simplex 2, but I rarely have any major outbreaks. Now I got bumps that are red, itchy, and swollen. Is this a outbreak? In my pubic area

No way to know. Herpes is usually painful. Not just itchy. If the outbreak is different than your normal then prob not. You might check with your doc to look at it to see if the lesions look like Herpes. Read more...

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. Read more...

How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

2 to 7 days. Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks ( break outs ). If you are infected like 30 million american , you must inform your partner , use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100% , almost half million new cases are added in usa. Read more...