Herpes 1

Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) mainly causes cold sores and blisters around the mouth and on the face. It spreads from sharing utensils, kissing, and sharing lip products.

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What is the reason for testicular pain and my body feeling hot after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a complete panel and RNA PCR tests after 53 days of unprotected vaginal sex. The results were negative, except HSV-1 was reactive. So, I went to meet my doctor with the reports, who told me to get an HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody fourth generation test. The results were negative again. B...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test kits used to diagnose HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are highly sensitive and specific. It gives accurate results. You can surely rely on your 53-day result. The majority of people who are infected with HIV, develop HIV antibodies by 4 to 6 weeks of exposu...  Read Full »

I got infected with HSV-1 a few days back. Will it affect daily lifestyle in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with HSV-1 four months back, HSV IgG was positive, and IgM was negative. I am a healthy person, and if I keep myself away from HIV, will I still have HSV outbreaks after 60 years of age? HIV is the only known immunocompromised state. Will a cold, flu, thyroid, diabete...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are not immunosuppressed, then HSV (herpes simplex virus) outbreaks will not increase at 60 years or later. General ill health can cause an outbreak, but thyroid disorders, diabetes, flu, and cold will not cause an outbreak. Sore outbreaks at any time without any ...  Read Full »

Will my herpes simplex infection spread to my wife and future kids?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex virus type 1 infection. I have had oral sex a few times back in my college days, but recently I decided to get tested and found out that I have herpes infection. I am getting married soon and do not want to give it to my wife or future kids. What...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The test report shows HSV-1 IgG (herpes simplex virus-1 immunoglobulin G) positive (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It usually suggests a past infection. Do you have any lesions at present or earlier? If so, please spec...  Read Full »

Does prostatitis cause burning sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with one girl at the end of the previous year (she is known to me). Then, three months ago, I had protective sex with another girl with a protective condom. But oral sex was done without a condom. Then I knew the previous girl has HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus), th...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes simplex 1 symptoms persist, and the diagnosis is prostatitis. You need semen for culture to check what type of bacteria is infecting your prostate, then antibiotics for six weeks for that specific type of bacteria. That is best to be done as the prostate infec...  Read Full »

Can antibodies to HSV-1 and 2 be detected in blood with no symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, Before seven years, I had chickenpox. Last year, I did a herpes test and I had antibodies for HSV1 and HSV2 with a range of 0.6 and 2.2. I did another test after two months. I got a range of 0.6 and 2.3. I do not have any other symptoms. Do I need to be concerned?   Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding the presence of HSV (herpes simplex virus) antibodies. Infections with herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 are common viral infections affecting people throughout the world. HSV-1 is acquired during childhood and it occurs associated wi...  Read Full »

How common is oral HSV-2 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2. I am having both genial and oral lesions. What is the best dosage of Valtrex to kill virus? Also, is HIV 2 oral infection uncommon one? I had shingles before 10 years and at that my doctor believed it as HSV 2. My IgG blood test showed HSV 1 0.06 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) is uncommon, but it can be the cause. Same way HSV 1 is mostly oral, but it can cause genital disease too. The dosage of Valtrex (Valaciclovir) differs according to the course of the disease such as initial disease episode and recurr...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for genital herpes.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently contracted genital herpes. I am having an outbreak, which scared me. I have blisters (vesicles) on the penis. I had a blood test done last week and this confirmed it. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly reviewed your health query and can well establish the sensitivity of issues you have. Thanks for uploading the labs here for reference (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are positive. You also mentioned the lesio...  Read Full »

What could be a painful red bump above the mustache causing enlarged lymph nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, After shaving my face six days ago, I saw a big red bump on the right side of my nose above the mustache. At first, I thought it might be a pimple. Last week, I felt something wrong on my throat and visited a doctor. Doctor said lymph node inflammation and prescribed me Penicillin. Doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two broad differential diagnoses are folliculitis or HSV 1 (herpes simplex virus) infection (most likely). I would want you to know that we all are exposed to HSV-1 and it could spread without sexual contact. It stays in the ganglion (nerve endings) and pops up w...  Read Full »

What does it mean to be HSV 1 positive?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me to understand my STD results. HSV 1 IgG, Type spec 31.10. HSV 2 IgG, Type spec.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The available test report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicates positive for herpes simplex virus test positive. However, I must clarify that the unit is not provided and if the unit is provided th...  Read Full »

Can someone who already had oral herpes develop genital herpes themselves?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. I am sure I got it from a person with type 1 (had regularly cold sores in the past and probably transferred it to me through oral sex). I was wondering, is there still a chance I might infect that person genetically? Or how high is the cha...  Read Full »


Dr. Jigisha H Rakholiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Genital herpes can be transmitted to your partner sexually because it is an STD (sexually transmitted disease), whereas herpes simplex (HSV-1) can be transferred from one person to another via infected oral secretions while in close contact. But at times, there is a ...  Read Full »

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