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If you have ebv, are you likely to have high herpes simplex IgG positive?

EBV. Both of these are herpes viruses and there may be some overlap in serologic expression, but having high igg titers due to ebv infection is very unlikely. Read more...

Can someone be immune to the herpes simplex virus? And still have the shingles? If so is there a test you can take to see?

Yes, serology. Herpes viruses include herpes simplex types i (labial) and ii (genital), varicella-zoster (chickenpox and shingles), epstein-barr virus (infectious mononucleosis and burkitt's lymphoma) and cytomegalovirus (gi and eye infections in the immunosuppressed). Infections with one member of the herpes virus family does not convey immunity to other members of this group of dna viruses. Serum blood titers. Read more...
Painful 1-side rash. Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes virus family. Herpes simplex viruses are also members of the same family but different viruses from herpes simplex. You can have one & not the other. Having antibodies to herpes simplex doesn't prevent you from having shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox that a person had previously. There are blood tests for all 3. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a herpes simplex virus carrier?

Carriers. Carriers of disease refers to an individual who may test positive for having a disease, but shows no outward signs or symptoms of the disease. Carriers of disease however, can still be contagious. Read more...