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My boyfriend got a blood test done and on it shows hsv1 5.17

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hi, my boyfriend got a blood test done and on it shows hsv1 5.17 high? what does that mean? does it means he has hsv1?
Dr. P Jyoti :

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Dr. P Jyoti :

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Customer:

yes

Dr. P Jyoti :

hello

Dr. P Jyoti :

yes this does mean that he has hsv1

Dr. P Jyoti :

hsv 1 is a very common infection and the majority of people have had this at some time

Customer:

is hsv1 std?

Dr. P Jyoti :

so most people will have this

Dr. P Jyoti :

it is not a typical std because it occurs in the mouth

Dr. P Jyoti :

most people who are positive for this have acquited this in childhood

Dr. P Jyoti :

it forms lesions on the lips and around the lips

Dr. P Jyoti :

so children acquire it from other children or from their mothers, etc

Dr. P Jyoti :

by contact

Customer:

should he be worried? is it something serious?

Dr. P Jyoti :

so you can relax, this is not an std

Dr. P Jyoti :

hsv2 is an srd

Dr. P Jyoti :

std

Dr. P Jyoti :

not at all, nothing to worry

Dr. P Jyoti :

as i said, most people in fact are positive for this

Dr. P Jyoti :

and most people have acquired it in their childhoods

Dr. P Jyoti :

typically it forms lesions around the mouth

Dr. P Jyoti :

though sometimes it can form lesions around the genitals also, in some cases only

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Dr. P Jyoti :

any further questions?

Customer:

so he don't need meds for it

Customer:

cus the doctor saw the report didn't say anything

Dr. P Jyoti :

is he having any symptoms now?

Customer:

nope not at all

Dr. P Jyoti :

then no, no medicines at all

Customer:

thank you so much

Dr. P Jyoti :

thats why the doctor didnt say anything, its nothing to talk about

Customer:

he think he has stds

Dr. P Jyoti :

hsv2 is an std and that would have worried both of you

Dr. P Jyoti :

but not hsv1

Customer:

ok thanks

Dr. P Jyoti :

not at all, he must have acquired it in childhood

Dr. P Jyoti :

not an std

Dr. P Jyoti :

glad to help

Dr. P Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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