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Herpes Testing And Glycoprotein G-based

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
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Will Herpes test detect HIV?

Doctor Bob,I have had a genital swab test done for Herpes. The test being done is a PCR test.Because HIV can be detected by PCR does this mean that this test will detect HIV if it is present in my body?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Will a herpes test detect HIV? No, of course not. If it did, it would be called an HIV test, right? PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. Read more »

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Dear carol, Is a neg antibody for herpes 1 and 2 at 105 days a conclusive outcome outcome? No blisters of any kind.
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Yes,It sounds like you are negative for herpes. I hope the test you had was Herpes I/II IGM and IGG. If both are negative you have never had or been exposed to herpes if Read more »

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tested positive for hsv-2 IgG and negative for hsv-1 IgG and negative for hsv 1/2 IgM.Please what does this mean? and will it make my hiv virus worse?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You have been exposed to HSV-2 in the past. Unlikely to affect your HIV infection. Read more »

RYAN HERPES .....TESTED..........HERPES...?????????????????

HIAFTER MY EXPOSURE ON 12 DECEMBER I TESTED FOR ANTIBODIES OF ORAL HERPES,NEGATIVE ON 18 JAN.I DID NOT HAVE ANY SORES,BUT NOW I HAVE ONE........
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you are not infected with herpes simplex virus, then you cannot experience lesions (oral/genital) associated with HSV infection. Regardless, I can't tell you Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lab Tests for Herpes Often Give Wrong Results

...all the labs detected the presence of HSV-1, more than half erroneously indicated the sample contained HSV-2 antibodies. Only glycoprotein G-based tests have been proven effective in typing HSV antibodies, noted study authors Drs. Zane A. Brown... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...them consistently and correctly, but transmission can still occur since condoms may not cover all infected areas. You can get tested to find out if you are infected with the herpes virus. Complications Genital herpes infections usually do... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. Read more »