Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is a virus that causes herpes infection. There are two types of HSV, which are HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes cold sores and blisters around the mouth and face, and HSV-2 is responsible for lesions in the genital region.

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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. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 I take Valacyclovir for the mouth sores caused due to herpes infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Does Valacyclovir 500 mg help to prevent mouth sores caused due to herpes?   Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Valacyclovir is an antiviral drug used for the treatment of cold sores (herpes labialis). The efficacy of Valacyclovir is not established after the development of cold sores. Hence, it should be used as early as possible. It should be used preferably at the earliest sym...  Read Full »

Can herpes spread sexually?

Query: Hi doctor,I know a girl who may become sexually active with me told me that she has herpes. She has it for ten years and taking Valtrex every day. She told me that she did not had an outbreak for a very long time. I want to know the risks and the odds behind it if I decide to become sexually active ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Sud

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends on the type of herpes that your partner have whether it is in the genital or lips. The virus that causes it are different. This means that if your partner has genital herpes and if you have oral herpes, it does not make you immune to get genital herpes. So yo...  Read Full »

Can herpes simplex occur in HIV negative individuals?

Query: I had a hookup with a friend whom I don’t know so well before 2 months. I tested for HIV on the beginining of this year. (Roughly over 2 months after exposure) at a laboratory and they performed the test using TriDot method and gave me a result of Non-Reactive. I was very anxious and worried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello welcome to the icliniq Yes tri dot effective method in rule out HIV. You had done testing after 12 month of exposure. after three month of exposure any hiv antibody test can exclude hiv. So you don't need to worry about HIV if no further exposure in last 12 month. Hope your concern solved. L...  Read Full »

How to know whether the wound in my penis is due to STD or chemical irritants?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I used perfume and shampoo excessively after unprotected sex. I end up with inflammation on my penis, especially the top-side opening. I have to say before that I always noticed a small wound. Just mentioning it in case it is causing problems, anyway. I went to an infec...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, there are two main things. One is unprotected sex, and the other is a chemical reaction due to the lubricant. The lubricant should be short term as the skin layer affected by the chemical injury regenerates in one week. The unprotected sex, if cause ...  Read Full »

How to manage reddish blisters in my leg and vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that it is folliculitis and herpes. I tested negative on my blood work for herpes. What can it be? And can folliculitis look like this? The doctor said the lesions might be due to the irritation of chlamydia? So I tested positive for chlamydia about two days ago, and my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long has it been there? Do you have any symptoms? Is that started with fluid-filled vesicles? I am looking forward to your response to help you. Regards.  Read Full »

What is the reason for penile yeast infection with skin crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a penile yeast infection and oral thrush. I am currently using Clotrimazole cream twice daily for the past seven to eight days, but I still see some white colored thin fungus like particles. (These are very few near the glans penis). This is the second time the fungal infecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Yes, sure you will get crack-free penis but you have to rule out other infections assosiated with cracked penis.  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.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 to do for cluster of blisters present in the corners of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you tell me if a cluster of blisters that went from deflated in the center to smaller clusters, to ulcers healing in three days sounds more like a cold sore or impetigo? It appeared next to a picked pimple by where I have had cold sores before, but this was a cluster of tiny blist...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have developed herpes labialis also known as cold sore. Herpes labialis is a kind of viral infection with HSV (herpes simplex virus) virus. It is not a bacterial infection ...  Read Full »

Will my pimple-like appearance on penis get transmitted to my partner?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pimple-like appearance on my penis right from the age of 14. I noticed it when I started masturbation. They have not disappeared. They tend to present on the edge of the foreskin at the penis tip. They vary in size. Some are big and some are small. I am not sure whether they...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To answer your first question you have to give me more information. Is the lesion painful? Does the pimple-like structure have a reddish base? Have you ever seen it disappear? Is there any associated itching with it? Genital warts are only transmitted by sexual con...  Read Full »

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