Herpes 2

Herpes-2, otherwise referred to as HSV-2, is a type of herpes virus infection, which is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus. HSV-2 is mostly responsible for causing sores in the genital region (genital herpes). It results in multiple blisters in the genitalia or rectum, which can break at any time and result in sores or open wounds.

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I have got small itchy bumps on clitoris, clitoral head and its surroundings. Did HSV-1 recur?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got small itchy bumps on the clitoris, clitoral head, and its surroundings but, not near the vaginal opening. There are about five to six small itchy bumps. They itch constantly, but I avoid itching them. It bleeds when they are itched. I feel better when the bumps turn into ulcers....  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern and I will surely help you out.As I understand from the details given by you, you had an HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus-1) outbreak earlier. I want to know how long it has been?I further have the following questions:Are you having body pain?Is ther...  Read Full »

My partner has herpes 2. Is it possible for me to get herpes 1 as well from her?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has herpes II. Last time, when I was tested before dating her, I did not have either herpes I or II. Is it possible for me to get herpes I and II from her? Or just herpes II?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Herpes simplex II is transmitted through sexual contact, and it causes genital herpes. If your girlfriend has herpes II, she can only transfer herpes II and not I. Also, kindly note that about 45 % of the people in your country are alrea...  Read Full »

Are my flu-like symptoms due to HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, About 4 weeks ago, I got oral sex from a partner whose HIV status is unknown to me. I did only that with her. I always thought that it represented no risk of contamination to HIV. Now the thing is that about 1 week after that intercourse, I did a general blood test and found out that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly pre-existing lesion of herpes or any genital ulcer on the penis during sexual intercourse or oral sex increases the chances of HIV transmission. Your blood report came positive for Herpes 1 and 2. Herpes 1 mostly causes oral ulcers, and herpes 2 causes genital l...  Read Full »

I had cold sores while having sex with my partner. Should I inform them about the risks?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have HSV-1, and it is usually associated with cold sores. I got it when I was a child. I randomly experienced cold sores on my lips whenever I was stressed or sick. Would you please suggest me what to do? Should I inform my sexual partner about the risks of kissing them or pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest herpes infection, and you must speak to your partner and avoid kissing or having sexual intercourse with them. It can transmit the condition and cause sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)...  Read Full »

Can an HSV-2 infected woman transmit the infection to a man?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the possibility of transmitting HSV2 from an infected woman to a man? How to prevent it if they intend to enter into a relationship?   Read Full »


Dr. Pandey Saurabh Hridaynarayan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding HSV (herpes simplex virus). It spreads through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. It may spread even if you do not see them with blisters. It can also spread to other parts of the body including eyes, lips, mouth, and by touching open bliste...  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. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

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 »

Can HSV 2 spread by kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have HSV 2 and I had an outbreak during pregnancy. I want to start dating again. I want to know whether it can spread by kissing.   Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Infections with herpes virus can occur due to HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) or HSV-2 (herpes simplex virus type 2). HSV 1 is mainly transmitted by oral to oral contact causing infection in and around the mouth and it is also transmitted through orogenital contact ...  Read Full »

Does herpes affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a need to take steroids for IVF due to autoimmune issue. But, I have herpes 2. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The biggest concern in a pregnant genital herpes patient is that the infection is transmitted to the baby during labor and delivery, which can be devastating. This can happen if you are contagious or shedding the virus. There is no way to know for sure if you are she...  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 Majid Hanif

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 »

What could cause small bumps on vagina post unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently had unprotected intercourse about a week ago. My vagina has become really itchy and sore. I tried to take a picture just to see if anything was going on and there are a lot of tiny white bumps that almost look like a rash. And it is extremely irritating. Any ideas of what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image that you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there any discharge from vagina? If yes, is it white or yellow or watery or creamy? It appears like fungal infection most likely vulvovaginal candidiasis. Use Clotrimazole pe...  Read Full »

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