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HSV 1 and HSV 2 are different strains of the same virus.
but, you cannot get HSV 2 from someone infected with HSV 1 (cold sores)
you certainly can get HSV 1 in the genitals, but it doesn't normally cause the severe flu like symptoms.
If the HSV culture returned positive for HSV 2..it is gential herpes.
yes...that is certainly a possibility.
in fact, about 1 in 5 people in the US have herpes and about 70-80% have no idea
IgG and IgM are antibodies
IgG takes longer to turn positive...and suggests an exposure in the past.
IgM is usually positive at the time of a break out.
So..at an initial breakout...it is common for the IgG to be negative and the IgM to be positive.
repeat the IgG in 6 weeks and it usually turns positive.
well..as long as it is returns positive it tells you he has it..
it doesn't tell you anything about the virus being dormant or active
that varies..from months to years.
and is completely unpredictable.
yes...that is certainly possible.
valtrex can be used at the first sign of an outbreak or daily for a preventative medication.
if there are more than 6 outbreaks per year taking the valtrex daily will reduce the number.
no...the medication is simply to reduce the length of an existing outbreak, lower the number of outbreaks and to reduce chances of transmission.
well..once you have the antibodies the intercourse doesn't matter - oral or vaginal
outbreaks are more a result of one's overall immune system.
ok...well, nobody should know anything about your doctor's appointment regardless of who they are...so you're probably over thinking it a bit.
medication for anxiety isn't going to help...and anything that suppresses your immune system will increase the chances of outbreaks.
yes..that's how a lot of kids get HSV 1
if he has cold sores...he has HSV 1
well...once you have the virus there is no 'safe' time to have sex...as the virus can be transmitted with or without sores.
that's why so many people have herpes and don't know it.
yes..you got that exactly right...and there would be no reason to use protection either.
yes...that is very possible.
no. not at all.
if it's been over 12 years..I probably wouldn't go there.
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yes...but you have to slow down.
normal reaction, but herpes is so common
and most women just assume their spouse cheated on them...but that can't be proven.
so..slow down, think through this, talk with your husband about it....after all the testing is done..
and remember your kids.
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my husband went and had blood test today if he test + for HSV 2, can it have laid dormant or he be a carrier for 13 yrs and I just get it. I just got my 1st breakout and my HSV swab came back + but my blood lab work for HSV 1 and HSV 2 came back - but my IGM came back +. Could he became incontact with it 13 yrs ago and I just get it cause my immune system is being suppressed with Plaquinel now? He says he hasnt been with noone since we been married
that is certainly possible for him to have contracted HSV years ago and you recently become infected.