Questions tagged [herpes-simplex]

Questions about herpes simplex, a viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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Is there a “maximum” HSV-2 incubation period that we can use to narrow down the likely infection source?

My research online regarding the incubation period for HSV-2 indicates that it is "usually about 2-12 days". I understand this period to be the time that elapses from contracting the virus ...
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Can Protein Folding be used to develop a vaccine against the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)?

Scientists are researching the possibility to create a universal influenza vaccine 1. The influenza virus already has many strains 2 and evolves itself rapidly into new strains because influenza uses ...
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When is HSV-1 most contagious?

It is possible to pass HSV-1 at any time even if your symptoms are currently dormant, but the risk of contagion is higher during outbreaks. When does the risk of contagion return to it's dormant level?...
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How infectious is herpes?

My grandparents both have facial herpes around their lips and I have just spent a weekend with them. On arrival I was unaware of their conditions and therefore hugged them and allowed them to kiss ...
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Can herpes spread if an infected (nonactive) person takes a bite of your burger?

A friend of mine suffers from Herpes (HSV) infection. He only told me about the same about 2 months back when we last met. Yesterday, at a restaurant he took a bite out of my burger twice. when I ...
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How to safely prescribe steroids in Aphthous ulcers?

Topical steroids are the mainstay of treatment in Aphthous ulcers. An important differential diagnosis of oral aphthous ulcers is intra oral herpetic ulcers. And sometimes, it may be difficult to ...
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How improbably is an HSV-2 positive test to be caused by an 'ear infection'?

For reasons different then you would likely presume I had a women come to me to ask about an STD test a man had provided her. His tests show positive for HSV-2 (a 2.15 result where >1.09 is positive)....