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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My partner has herpes simplex. How does it occur, and can it spread by blisters burst during sexual intercourse?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner has recently been told what they believed to be shingles is herpes simplex 2. The rash that appears is on the outside of her thigh opposed to the inner thigh. I have a few questions about this: Is the only way for them to pass this on through burst blisters during an outbre... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Herpes commonly transfers from skin-to-skin contact (from a person with rash or lesions to another person). Very rarely, it can transmit from a person without rash who had herpes in the past to a non-infected perso... Read Full »
What could be the cause for the sore at the tip of my lips?
Query: Hi doctor, I have this sudden sore at the tip of my lips. I am wondering what could it be. I used to have frequent fat sacks, but this seems very different. I am attaching a close-up photo of it. Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and have seen the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having herpes infection which is a viral infection. You should try taking a course of antiviral like tablet Acyclovir 400 mg thrice in a ... Read Full »
Shall I take Lysine for herpes infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I have herpes. It was diagnosed around 2 years ago. I had a breakout and took some antiviral Acyclovir pills. I am starting to have outbreaks again on my lips. I have both types of herpes. I have heard that Lysine fights herpes and so I am taking some vitamins too. I would like to know ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand the basic pathology about herpes. You had herpes genitalis in the past and there are chances of you having recurrent episode if your immunity is low.As your partner also has it, you both need to take antiviral therapy. The most important line of man... Read Full »
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 »
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? ... Read Full »
I kissed my partner before he had a cold sore. What is my risk of outbreak?
Query: Hello doctor,My partner has a cold sore. I kissed him before it actually looked like one. I already carry HSV1, but I have never had a cold sore. Did I put myself at risk? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes simplex virus (HSV), if once acquired, stays lifelong. When it is dormant, it does not produce cold sores. When there are risk factors like stress in any form, physical stress, mental/emotional stress, recent illness, surgeries, and prolonged sun exposure can ... Read Full »
Is there any chance that HSV 1 can be transmitted through oral sex in an HSV 2-positive person?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with HSV 2 recently. My partner and I had unprotected sex, and she underwent a few tests, but nothing abnormal was found. But when I underwent the testing, I was positive for HSV 2; I am assuming my partner had it too. So, my question is, is there any chance that HSV 1 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. HSV 1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) can be transmitted in a non-sexual way, and HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus type 2) is transmitted by sexual contact. If you are positive for HSV (herpes simplex virus), you need to know whether it is antib... Read Full »
HSV 1 and 2 are positive. But, my doctor says no treatment is required. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,I am contacting you regarding some health issues. Recently, I got affected by some infection in the private parts, which looks like an ulcer with fluid. However, I neglected it and did not consult a doctor assuming it would be a simple urine infection. I then visited a gynecologist, and sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. You have genital herpes. It is a sexually transmitted disease and is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV - type 1 and 2. Your test is positive for both HSV type 1 and type 2. IgM positivity and IgG negativ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »