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Is Herpes Simplex Virus Contagious

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...to survive. They are hopeful that drugs aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but...
Ask the Experts

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: Read more »

NYU DR said Genital Herpes from receiving BJ

I have been a long time reader here. Thx for all the help and advice.I just read in Maxim magazine that quoted a DR from NYU as saying it is quite possible to get genital herpes (and herpes simplex) from receiving a blow job.Damn, I was under the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...know if I'd call oral to genital transmission of herpes is a "sure thing," but it can and does happen. There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as... Read more »

question about herpes

I sent the question about hsv2. the test was done at the Mayo Medical Laboratories and it says positive for herpes simplex virus 2 IgG for herpes simplex virus antibodies.Can you tell me if this will speed the replication of the hiv virus?
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
...to this virus sometime in the past. Unlikely it will affect HIV replication unless there is an active infection ongoing with HSV-2. Read more »

HSV1 & HSV2

Hi,I am disgnosed with HSV1 & HSV2 thru a blood test culture. I did had protection on, but still got them. I think thru kissing. I would like to know whether would the 2 type of virus exchange genetic materials and become a new super herpes virus?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...These are 2 different strains of Herpes simplex virus. Co-infection with both strains is not uncommon. They do not exchange genetic information. You can pass these viruses to others Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

... Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. That's what led me to hiv, big mistake. I still have groggy type headaches, slight... 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 »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »