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Q: Postive HSV1 5.00 what does this mean?

I was having frequency of urination and pain after last bit of urine leaves but my urinalysis showed no UTI so my doctor ordered this HSV1/2 test and I picked up my own results at the lab and it shows HSV 1 is high >5.00 result. My HSV 2 is on border of normal high 0.91.

What does this mean. I have not had sex in 12 yrs. How could this happen? What do they do for it and what complications can it cause me . My OB/GYN has never seen any outbreak and last fall I did get a big unusual herpes sore on my skin below my lower lip which was the first in 55 yrs of life. Can any one shed some light on this for me?  I put a call into my doctor but do not expect a call back until Monday or Tues. The staff are not on top of things. Thank you for any information.

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Chelsea, Community Member
9/27/08 5:31am

HSV1 means: Herpes Virus type 1

 

Type 1 is usually oral herpes. I'm affraid I don't know too much about Oral Herpes, I have Genital Herpes (type 2). I do know, that you can carry herpes ever since your 1st partner... some people have it and will never show any symptoms of herpes. You are very lucky, it doens't sound like you have a severe case. Some people have outbreaks every month! It really depends on your immune system and stress level. If you're highly stressed, you are able to have more outbreaks. Don't get too worried about it, it will do you no good. 1 in 4 AMericans carry the herpes virus. You can find a lot of information on the internet as well. Type in Herpes Virus in your search engine and you'll get a lot of your answers answered as well.

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