About "Hsv"

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

Related Terms: Herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus, Hiv, Herpes Infection, Genital Herpes, Herpes 1, Herpes Igg

Recently Answered Questions

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 she...  Read Full »
Dr. Kakkar S
Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. You have genital herpes. It is an 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 negative means...  Read Full »
HSV tests are negative at six weeks. Do I need to retest later?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a test on day-42 (exact six weeks) post a possible exposure. The result shows HSV 1 and 2 IgM antibody (Serum, EIA). Result: Negative (0.64). Associated tests were HSV 1 and 2,  western blot IgM and IgG. What exactly is this test looking for? Only IgM, or both IgM as well as I...  Read Full »
Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enzyme Immuno Assay (EIA) is a type of ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). The test usually does not give positive results until about six weeks after exposure. The gold standard test would be a viral culture. If that is not available then, a western blot is rec...  Read Full »
What does HSV 1/ 2 (IgG) type-spec AB positive mean?
Query: Hi doctor, I received some routine blood work (annual physical) and my results came in today. I noticed something that made my heart sank. HSV 1/ 2(IGG) type-spec AB tested positive with a reading of 33.10 H. What does this mean? Am I extremely contagious? I have never had a cold sore, nor do I now...  Read Full »
Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. In general population, around 50 to 75 % have HSV antibodies in the blood which they might have acquired at some time in the past life due to clinical or subclinical herpes infection. 2. If you do not have any active lesions you do not require any active treatmen...  Read Full »
HSV IgM tested on tongue came negative. Need a second opinion. Is there any Suggestions?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother had one blood test with herpes simplex IgM diagnosed to be negative, but herpes type 1 was diagnosed to be positive with an index more than 8. Before that he did a test on his tongue and it was negative for herpes. Are these results final? Or is there a chance that he is n...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type1 is a very common infection in our population and it usually causes oral lesions known as herpes labialis. At times, the patient is not even aware of the exposure. It can spread through direct contact with the open sores of...  Read Full »
Does HSV IgG positive mean we are infected with that virus?
Query: Hi doctor, As my wife had a failed premature delivery, we both had given for chromosome test. The result showed positive for HSV IgG, rubella IgG and CMV IgG. We are very much bothered. Please tell us the reason for this. Does it mean that we are infected with that virus before? Please clarify.  Read Full »
Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your karyotyping were normal and it gives the meaning of no chromosomal abnormalities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Coming to IgG positive test, when you contract a viral infection or after vaccination, the antibody produced ...  Read Full »
Does HSV positivity indicate risk of HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I had an exposure with a CSW and precaution broke during the act. I do not know the HIV status of the girl. Four weeks later, I got a light fever which subsided in a week. I got a blood test that showed 11500 WBC with a bacterial infection. But, I have leg pai...  Read Full »
Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not panic. Your results till now are highly suggestive (but not 100 % confirmatory) of you being HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) negative. Please note: Getting triple ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) with p24 Ag test every few days will not...  Read Full »
Will HSV affect my daily lifestyle or marriage?
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 »
Can HSV positive cause abortion?
Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my wife got tested for chromosome test as my wife had failed premature delivery. The test result indicates that we are HSV IgG positive, CMV and rubella positive. Please suggest me.  Read Full »
Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This indicates that TORCH infections (toxoplasmosis, other - syphilis, etc., rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes) might have caused the premature delivery or stillbirth. HSV (herpes simplex virus) causes herpes, CMV is cytomegalovirus and rubella is another viral...  Read Full »
My HSV 1 and 2 IgG is 3.5. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I am about to get married. I have got my STD and HIV tests done and the below mentioned has come as a result. The following are non reactive or negative: VDRL, HIV 1 and 2, antibodies screening test, chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibody and TPHA including HSV ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. IgG herpes simplex means antibodies to some old past infection. So, the drug prescribed by your doctor has no role. I will not recommend any treatment as you do not have any symptoms. For further doubts consult an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »
As my HSV is positive, I am worried about HIV infection. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with CSW. After 16 weeks, STD test HSV 1+2 IgG is 13.30, Chlamydia trachomatis antibody IgG is 1.13 and HIV 1/2 combo P24 test is .05. I am in depression that herpes is positive and in future any chance of HIV positive. I am unmarried.  Read Full »
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV infection has a window period of one to three months and during which the test results may have false negative results. According to WHO (World Health Organization), all results are considered conclusive at 12 weeks after the last high risk exposure. As your results a...  Read Full »


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