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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 bl


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 viruses, and others have just one. HSV II is most commonly associated with the recurrent development of...

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...


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...


what is herpes 1?

A: herpes 1 is one of two forms of the herpes simplex virus that causes infection and disease in humans. It is most often responsible for labial or orofacial herpes, which causes sores to form on the mouth and face. Cases of genital herpes caused by herpes 1 are becoming increasingly common. herpes 1 usually causes painful, fluid-filled blisters to form on the mucous membranes of the affected area, most often the lips and mouth. Less commonly, blisters may form on other portions of the face....

what is herpes Gladiatorum?

A: herpes simplex virus (HSV) sometimes produces a skin infection called herpes gladiatorum. The condition is also known by the names mat pox, herpes rugbiorum, scrumpox, and wrestler`s herpes. Transmission occurs via the skin, and can affect wrestlers or rugby players due to the large amount of skin contact between participants in these sports. Symptoms include painful blisters that may appear on the face, neck, and arms. The condition can be treated with antiviral medications.. Typically, HSV is transmitted by contact between two mucus membranes. Sexual transm


what is herpes Keratitis?

A: herpes keratitis is an eye infection that causes corneal inflammation that can result in blindness if left untreated. Individuals who develop this ophthalmic viral infection have been exposed to the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is commonly known to cause facial and genital lesions. When HSV settles in the eye, it can induce a variety of inflammatory symptoms that may contribute to impaired vision and corneal scarring. Treatment for herpes keratitis depends on symptom severity and may range from the administration...


what is herpes Type 1?

A: herpes type 1 is the strain of herpes simplex virus that is usually responsible for the development of cold sores. In contrast, herpes type 2 is the type which normally causes genital herpes symptoms. This is not always the case, however, and herpes type 1 can sometimes cause genital herpes sores, depending on the method of transmission. Type 1 herpes can also cause infection in areas other than the mouth or genitals, but th

what is herpes 2?

A: herpes 2 is a member of the herpes virus family which is usually linked with incidence of genital herpes. It is also known as herpes simplex virus type two, or HSV-2. Around 20% of the population at any given time may be carrying herpes 2, with many carriers remaining asymptomatic. The frequency of asymptomatic infection is one reason why regular screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STis) are a very good idea, to ensure that any infections are caught before people have a chance to spread them to their...

what is herpes?

A: A variety of diseases caused by viruses in the herpesveridae family fall under the name herpes. Different types of herpes affect both animals and humans. In humans, herpesveridae cause oral and genital herpes, chickenpox and shingles, cytomegalovirus, infectious mononucleosis, and Kaposi`s sarcoma and other cancers. Eight herpes viruses can cause disease in humans. All produce life-long infections, though they may produce symptoms only sporadically or be asymptomatic.. herpes simplex virus (HSV) I and II are responsible...

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