Dr. Rob answers questions about herpes, Page 2. Do you have any questions or concerns about what Herpes is, how it’s spread, about the virus itself? Receive advice from Dr. Rob Keller, a Doctor who devoted much of his life to the study of viruses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Your doctor may order a serum herpes simplex antibodies test to determine whether you’ve ever been infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. They may suspect you have HSV if you’re showing symptoms. The virus doesn’t always cause symptoms, but when it does, you may experience the following symptoms. She’d cocked her head and tossed me a pity smile, as if to say, don’t you think I’ve seen enough herpes to know what it looks like?.
While you can transmit either herpes 1 or 2 while you have a cold sore, with herpes of either type, shedding of the virus (being contagious) when you have no symptoms or sores happens on a fairly regular basis. He told me that the doctor said that its not contagious unless we do oral sex while he has a breakout. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. When the doctor called me the next day she told me that the blood work came out positive for herpes type 2. On the other hand, by telling your partner you have herpes and allowing them to enter into the relationship with full knowledge of your infection, you reduce the likelihood of them becoming infected with herpes. When your partner goes back to the doctor, you may wish to go too, so that you can find out more about the herpes infection.
I’m afraid that your blood work came back positive, the doctor told me over the phone. But it was HSV-2. Obgyn and got test and I had herpesvirus 1 & 2 I’m still scared don’t know what to think just found out yesterday this back pain is horrible and very tired. I have a question doctor told me I have herpes but its not from sex and I can still have sex and not pass it on. She prescribed me a cream and told me to go back in two weeks and I could get tested then. This was one of the happiest days of my life.
Herpes 101: The Difference Between Herpes Type 1 And Type 2
I went to the doctor and he said it was Herpes (visually only). Hi there, i recently came across the website of the UK herpes association and was wondering if i should register, become a member or not. the articles you may get in exchange for signing up seem quite promising. I have been diagnosed with hsv 2 last week, my partner tested negative. I was wondering if anybody with genital herpes has NOT given it to their partner when or if they have. Often, an experienced medical professional will be able to say that it looks like genital herpes. If you have attended with a letter from your GP, the clinic will wish to write back to the GP explaining the diagnosis and the test results but a letter will not be sent to your GP without your expressed permission. Herpes simplex is the name given to two viruses in a family of herpes viruses all of which, once caught, remain in the body. If you or your partner has genital herpes, it is worthwhile arming yourself with the knowledge you need to make the choices that are right for you. There are two types of HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus Type One (HSV-1) is the virus that commonly causes cold sores around the mouth or nose. Hi I have symptoms of genatal Herpes wich consist of at first red skin then blister then raw skin that seem to be a bit pussy at times moist, I went to the doctors and he said it looks like I have Herpes, So I asked can we at least do a swab test to make sure? Herpes. Do you have a question about herpes that you’d like to ask our experts? Email us and then check back to see if your question has been chosen. My doctor said it could been a few different things, but the test for herpes came back positive for HSV-2. I asked my partner if he had ever had symptoms. He said no. I suggested he visit his doctor to be tested. A herpes infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which comes in two forms: HSV-1, which usually results in oral herpes infections affecting the mouth and lips; and HSV-2, which usually causes genital herpes affecting the genitals and anus. Hi friends, herpes has cure but doctor said herpes has no cure until i met DR TIMOTHY who help me in my life. I have had one small vesicle on mid part of my penis and the doctor told me it is a genital herpes. I understand that most people are on this page are worried,I do have hsv-2 but all I can say is if you do get hsv-2 it’s not the end of the world, sex life still exists just use protection, be honest with the girl or guy about it, and just use common sense.
I Have Herpes And Not The End Of The World
You might say, the more you have an infection, the more likely you become to have another outbreak, until the outbreaks gradually come one after the other. I’ve had sex with ten men (only 2 of which I wasn’t in a relationship with), all of which I have used condoms with most of the time. New doc said it might be herpes, but didn’t test or give me anything for it. 2 days later I went to another doc. However, i have thoroughly researched Herpes and its transmission, and from what you say, transmission seems possible, but highly unlikely. About 16 percent of people between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide live with herpes simplex virus-2, seen here inside the nucleus of a cell. Doctor said that if it is herpes, I need to have a c section. Or if you have type 2 virus which is the STD. Though like a previous poster said I only have maybe 1-2 outbreaks a year and it’s usually not bad and lasts a few days.
If you’ve ever felt a burning, tingling or itchy feeling around your genital area, buttocks or thighs, or have noticed red open sores or bumps around the area, you may be one of the many people in the world who has herpes. There are two types of herpes simplex virus; recurrences are more likely if you have type 2 than type 1. Hi, I want to ask my penis there got mild red rash about 1 month already find doc.some said is herpes and I try zovirax for 5 day nothing happen. In fact, the majority of Americans have at least one form of the herpes virus, and you can get it from kissing, fucking, sharing a drink, or basically any form of close contact with a mucous membrane. After the relationship ended (for non-STI reasons), I wanted to get tested for HSV II, but my doctor said that because it takes so long to build up antibodies, results would be inconclusive. I barely managed to say herpes before I burst into tears again. Translation: Testing positive for the antibodies doesn’t necessarily mean you have herpes. The first guy, after hearing about my doctor’s opinion and guy 2’s test results, decided not to get tested, as he didn’t trust the accuracy of the test. This was because after I have had HSV 1 I would have developed an immunity against HSV 1 (not HSV 2 though). My doctor still said it made common sense not to have oral sex when cold sores on my partner were obvious but that in our monogamous stable relationship (both having had cold sores) the risks of genital herpes from this were in any case very low. Everything I have read says be careful because HSV 1 can give you genital herpes through oral sex; but given the fact that the vast majority of people already have HSV 1 (of the face) and have built up an immunity is this really such a great concern in a monogamous stable relationship?. The problem: My doctor says there is no cure for herpes or for HPV. If you do not agree with this, it is because you have yet to try it. I have knowledge of cases where such treatment has gotten rid of the problem in two or three days. The second type, herpes simplex type 2 (or HSV-2), occurs most often on or near the sex organs and is sometimes called genital herpes. You can have herpes and have only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Talk about your illness with your doctor. If you think you might have genital herpes and you’re visiting the doctor, bring these questions and illustrations from WebMD for guidance. Take the time to go over them now, so you can get the most out of the time you spend in the exam room. Do you get cold sores?. Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on 2/, 014.