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Old 09-20-2013, 01:43 PM
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Many people don't realise that even a full screening does not include HSV. That's why it can be so frustrating when people discriminate against those with a positive status yet have probably not been screened themselves.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:06 PM
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miss pixi also told me she always tells the person who is doing her labs that she has been engaging in high risk behavior (up to and including unprotected anal sex with multiple random partners) (even though she doesn't!) just to get the most rigorous tests done on her blood. Paranoid? Maybe. But I don't blame her for wanting as much info as possible. I do too!

I've heard some dr's refuse to order HSV 1 tests just because it is so common to have been exposed, had an immune response, never get a lesion but still test positive. This would be the sign of a strong immune system keeping the virus at bay when it tries to ride up the nerves. However, I do not know if there is the possibility of asymptomatic shedding, and therefore transmission risk, in a person who has never had a lesion.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:09 PM
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There is that risk Mag even if you haven't ever had a lesion.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:39 PM
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There is that risk Mag even if you haven't ever had a lesion.
OK... So since most adults have it, I wonder what percentage never get a lesion but still pass it on to others who either get lesions or don't? Ach!
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Hey Mags,
There is data on asymptomatic shedding rates. This is one research report.
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article....ticleid=896698

There are others, google, herpes asymptomatic shedding rates

http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/herp...ntion_tips.htm

Is a good website. Library links on the right and forums on the left.

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Old 09-22-2013, 01:42 AM
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It's a good question Mags. I don't know the answer to that. But certainly a good question.
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Thank you, Atlantis, those were helpful.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:40 PM
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I had all tests last month, negative for both HSV 1 & 2. This thread has me confused because I had cold sores a lot up to the age of 20 (always with a cold & runny nose). It seems based on the discussion here I should test positive for HSV1.
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I had all tests last month, negative for both HSV 1 & 2. This thread has me confused because I had cold sores a lot up to the age of 20 (always with a cold & runny nose). It seems based on the discussion here I should test positive for HSV1.
There are a couple other conditions that can cause lip sores, but that is rather bizarre, Ali! But I am never surprised at how different people's immune systems respond to disease (and vaccinations). Did tons of research on all that back when my kids were young.

I limited my kids' vaxes and in their preteen, early teen years all 3 of my kids, and myself, came down with pertussis (caught from unvaccinated cousins). After all of us being sick a while and typical pertussis symptoms began, we all went to the doctor to get tested (she was a MD as well as using homeopathy). Even though we all had the exact same symptoms of about equal duration, 2 tested pos and 2 tested neg. *rolleyes* (We all took meds to make us less contagious to the public for the next couple weeks, in case anyone is getting nervous to read we actually had and survived pertussis.)
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I had all tests last month, negative for both HSV 1 & 2. This thread has me confused because I had cold sores a lot up to the age of 20 (always with a cold & runny nose). It seems based on the discussion here I should test positive for HSV1.
It's possible the cold sores may have been canker sores (sometimes the two look very similar).

I also have always tested negative for HSV 1 & 2, but did have canker sores when I was younger.
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