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What's the difference between herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)?

A: idk dont want either one and both prob suck Name and location. no real difference -both are a virus and can be controlled with antiviral meds. they can be transmitted sexually and by direct contact. they are found in any warm, moist spot on the body. I am pretty sure one is genital herpes and one is oral herpes, Like cold sores are a type of herpes. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters."

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Can the herpes simplex virus type 1 be spread to the nipple?

A: Yes - See the following article herpes simplex of the nipple: infant-to-mother transmission American Family Physician, March, 1989, by J. Yates Sealander, Colin P. Kerr URL http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n3_v39/ai_7621905...
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  herpes simplex virus type II IgG

A: Hello bmb20007, Welcome to ask medical doctor.com. As per the history mentioned in the post {cold sores everyone or two years}, you seem to be already suffering from herpes infection, you could be a carrier, as thevirus can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact or direct contact with the lesion or through intercoursewith an infected person. The test what you have done - HSV type II IgG, is a herpes culture test or Antibodytest, helps in diagnosing and assessing the patient?s medical and general condition. There are usually twokinds of antibodies ? IgG and IgM. The presence of IgM antibody indicates active or recent infection, whereasthe presence of IgG antibodies indicates a previous...


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diagnosed with herpes simplex virus type 2

A: Hello, Welcome to ehealthforum HSV 2 can only be transmitted through direct skin or mucous membrane contact.The virus can travel through the broken areas of skin and can be transmitted through vaginal,anal intercourse,oral and other body contacts.Many times the person may be symptomless even when the infection is present. Get your partner also tested immediately for HSV.Condoms offer limited protection but should be used.Abstain from sex for sometime.Kindly visit a Physician for treatment guidance. Take Care!...


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Is there such a thing as a herpes simplex virus type one test?

A: yes... they can do type specific tests. they are HSV 1 and HSV 2, they can do them at a dr office, planned parenthood, or STD clinic, good luck...
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What is the herpes simplex virus?

A: herpes simplex virus (HSV) encompasses two viruses that are related and both belong to the herpes virus group, which is much more extensive. Other herpes viruses include those that cause illnesses like chickenpox. Typically, herpes simplex virus conjures up images of either having genital herpes or repeated sores, and causes for these may be HSV II or I. Some people infected with herpes simplex virus may have both
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Your great-aunt, who is known by the family to have the herpes simplex virus causing cold sores, kisses your child on the mouth. ..

A: This is a more than awkward situation. You don''t want to run the risk of offending your aunt and chances are she isn''t considering the risks of spreading the virus. Even more, you don''t want your child to have the herpes simplex virus. If you''re aunt is someone who wouldn''t overreact, approach the subject head on. Explain to her that you know she loves your child and would in no way harm them on purpose, but that by kissing him or her she could be spreading her cold sores. Go on to explain that the majority of people who have this virus contracted it completely innocently as a child. Simply ask her to show her affection in another manner. If you feel someone...


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My daughter has herpes simplex virus, can she also have mono at the same time?

A: Yes, it is possible to have multiple viral diseases. Blood tests at the doctor''s office can identify what is wrong with your daughter. Of course she can. which simplex? 1 or 2. simplex 1 is like a cold sore. simplex 2 is like the genital kind. Which one does she have and then maybe you could find out by looking that one up on the web. I think when you have cold like symptoms...that is not good. A doctor could answer this best. If her mouth is swolen up and she is drooling yelp she can. herpes is just a couple of sores. have her try campho phenic to dry them up. Sure both are opportunistic type diseases. Lower...


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What is the permanent cure for herpes caused by herpes simplex virus?

A: The only permanent cure is death. Once you have the virus- you have it for life- there is no cure- you can only treat the symptoms- like the open sores. there is no parmenant cure. imedicine help to controll it . There is no cure...Once you have it, you always will. There is medication you can take daily to prevent breakouts, and there is medication you take when you have breakouts, but nothing to get rid of it completely.....Prevention is the best answer: Condoms... Currently, there is not a known cure for herpes, and Im not sure we will ever have a known cure. The reason being is that the antibodies for herpes will always be in the blood. There is a company called Aurx that is working on a vaccine for

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What are natural treatments for the herpes simplex virus?

A: Smoking will have a negative effect on your herpes simplex. Though it may not be directly linked to outbreaks, stress is...and cigarettes certainly don''t help. I know you are looking for natural treatments, but i just wanted to briefly recommend Abreva, a non-perscription cold sore medication. It works wonders. Not only does it reduce th cold sore in size, but it will help it heal quicker. The one downfall is that the tiny little tube is quite pricey. As for home remedies, you should give tea tree oil a shot. Its a natural oil that is known to have healing properties. Just place a few dabs on with a cotton swab. It has a slightly minty taste that should tingle and relieve. Warm compresses work as well. Another remedy is called Manuka...


 
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