Herpes simplex

Herpes simplex is an infection that mainly affects the mouth or genital area . Genital Herpes & HIV Patients infected with genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) are twice as likely to acquire HIV compared with those who do not have genital herpes. Hello IM, Herpes Simplex 1 most is most commonly found on or around the mouth, Herpes Simplex 2 is most commonly found on or around the genital area, although either type can occur in either place (I have type 1 genitally because my x had it on his mouth and passed it on to me through oral sex) Well test came back negative for genital herpes, but she said it was positive for herpes above the waist. It looked nothing like herpes, and if it was herpes, it certainly wasnt genital herpes. Herpes can be tested for in 2 ways: 1) A swab of the infected area during an actual outbreak; OR 2) A blood test Your boyfriends symptoms could potentially be caused by herpes....he needs to be tested. Quote: Originally Posted by jordan2323 If someone has HSV-2 type genital herpes, can kissing them on the mouth cause myself to get herpes?? no. Unfortunately, you should seriously consider the possibility that you may have genital herpes as well as oral herpes. The test that I had done, tested negative for herpes simplex two.
Overview
Mouth soresGenital lesions -- there may first be a burning or tingling sensationBlisters or ulcers -- most often on the mouth , lips and gums , or genitalsFever blistersFever -- especially during the first episodeEnlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin
Symptoms
Some cases are mild and may not need treatment.People who have severe or prolonged cases , immune system problems , or frequent recurrences may need to take antiviral medications such as acyclovir -LRB- Zovirax -RRB- , famciclovir -LRB- Famvir -RRB- , and valacyclovir -LRB- Valtrex -RRB- .People who have more than 6 recurrences of genital herpes per year may need to continue taking antiviral medications to reduce recurrences .
Treatment
There are two different strains of herpes simplex viruses : Herpes simplex virus type 1 -LRB- HSV - 1 -RRB- is usually associated with infections of the lips , mouth , and face . There are many different herpes type viruses (including the simplex viruses that cause oral and genital herpes). Cold sores are extremely contagious and are usually causes by the Herpes Simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which can be sexually transmitted. By type one, you mean Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1). It is the most common herpes simplex virus and most people develop it in childhood . HSV - 1 often causes lesions inside the mouth , such as cold sores -LRB- fever blisters -RRB- , or infection of the eye -LRB- especially the conjunctiva and cornea -RRB- . It can also lead to infection of the lining of the brain -LRB- meningoencephalitis -RRB- . It is transmitted by contact with infected saliva . By adulthood , up to 90 % of people will have antibodies to HSV - 1.Herpes simplex virus 2 -LRB- HSV - 2 -RRB- is sexually transmitted . Symptoms include genital ulcers or sores . In addition to oral and genital sores , the virus can also lead to complications such as infection of the lining of the brain and the brain itself -LRB- meningoencephalitis -RRB- in neonatal infants due to infection during birth . However , some people have HSV - 2 but do not show symptoms . Up to 30 % of U.S. adults have antibodies against HSV - 2 . Cross - infection of type 1 and 2 viruses may occur from oral - genital contact.A finger infection , called herpetic whitlow , is another form of herpes . HSV-1 is commonly oral herpes HSV-2 is commonly genital herpes my bf and I have HSV-2, genital herpes. Herpes is the most common STD transmitted by oral sex, with over 30% of new cases of genital herpes each year being type 1, which means it was likely contracted via oral sex. It usually affects health care providers who are exposed to saliva during procedures . Sometimes , young children also can get the disease.The herpes virus can infect the fetus and cause abnormalities . It is, however, estimated that 80% of the population is infected with HSV1 (the herpes virus that is usually the cause of cold sores, but can also cause genital herpes) A mother who is infected with herpes may transmit the virus to her newborn during vaginal delivery , especially if the mother has an active infection at the time of delivery.It 's possible for the virus to be transmitted even when there are no symptoms or visible sores .
Causes
Many times , doctors can tell whether you have a herpes - simplex infection simply by looking at the lesions . However , certain tests may be ordered to be sure of the diagnosis . These tests include : Blood testViral culture of the lesionDirect fluorescent antibody -LRB- DFA -RRB- test One test can tell you if you have a recent infection to herpes, and the other test for herpes regardless of time. When you say "Genital Herpes"...its possible When I got a checkup for herpes initially, the nurse told me she knew of someone who tested positive on a viral culture, but negative on a blood test several years later, so its a pretty unpredictable bug.
Tests & diagnosis
The oral or genital lesions usually heal on their own in 7 to 10 days . The infection may be more severe and last longer in people who have a condition that weakens the immune system.Once an infection occurs , the virus spreads to nerve cells and stays in the body for the rest of a person 's life . It may come back from time to time and cause symptoms , or flares . Recurrences may be triggered by excess sunlight , fever , stress , acute illness , and medications or conditions that weaken the immune system -LRB- such as cancer , HIV / AIDS , or the use of corticosteroids -RRB- .
Prognosis
Preventing herpes simplex is difficult since people can spread the virus even when they do n't have any symptoms of an active outbreak.Avoiding direct contact with an open lesion will lower the risk of infection.People with genital herpes should avoid sexual contact when they have active lesions . Not everyone has the herpes simplex virus in their systems. Women who give birth during an active herpes outbreak can (rarely) pass it to the child who can then develop herpes of the central nervous system. Safer sex behaviors , including the use of condoms , may also lower the risk of infection.People with active herpes lesions should also avoid contact with newborns , children with eczema , or people with suppressed immune systems , because these groups are at higher risk for more severe disease.To decrease the risk of infecting newborns , a cesarean delivery -LRB- C - section -RRB- is recommended for pregnant women who have an active herpes simplex infection at the time of delivery .
Prevention
MeningitisEncephalitisEczema herpetiform -LRB- widespread herpes across the skin -RRB- Infection of the eye -- keratoconjunctivitisProlonged , severe infection in immunosuppressed individualsPneumoniaInfection of the trachea Well, I guess my real question is: Can I get herpes 1 below the belt OR herpes two WITHOUT any sexual or skin to skin contact?
Complications
Call your health care provider if you develop symptoms which appear to be herpes infection . Anything can appear to be herpes and herpes shows up in many different ways. There are many different conditions that can cause similar lesions -LRB- especially in the genital area -RRB- .If you have a history of herpes infection and develop similar lesions , tell your health care provider if they do not get better after 7 to 10 days , or if you have a condition that weakens your immune system .

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High Prob. Terms:
herpes virus 1 simplex type outbreaks cmv human population contracted std
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High Prob. Terms:
herpes simplex virus oral genitals zoster hsv1 shingles viruses type hsv2
Herpes as we know it is Herpes Simplex Virus; Shingles is Herpes Zoster--related but different.
Two different viruses, usually, as most genital herpes is caused by HSV2 (though HSV1 is increasing) and the vast majority of oral herpes is caused by HSV1.
When I got herpes from my boyfriends lip that definitly means that I have herpes simplex 1 just on my genitals right??? like theres no way I could have simplex two because it came from his lip right?
I tested neg for herpes, but I get herpes ob so the test is bs.
Type 1 prefers the mouth, so is usually known as "oral herpes" but like "genital herpes" (type 2, usually affecting the genitals), can be found in either the genitals or the mouth.