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Old 11-20-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question OB's from HSV-1 genital VS. OB's from HSV-2 genital

Does it mean that because I have HSV-1 (genital) that my OB's won't be as severe or frequent as if I had HSV-2? My doctor told me, that in a way, I was "fortunate" to have HSV-1......any comments if this is true or not? My initial OB a month and a half ago was very severe.

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Old 11-21-2007, 04:41 AM   #2
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Re: OB's from HSV-1 genital VS. OB's from HSV-2 genital

That's the general theory. However, the responses from people on this board indicate that many people with genital HSV1 seem to suffer as badly as those with genital HSV2. I don't know if they are the exceptions to the rule, but if so, there seem to be quite a few exceptions!

 
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: OB's from HSV-1 genital VS. OB's from HSV-2 genital

If you had both genital 1 and 2 and had an OB, how would you know which one was giving you the OB?

 
Old 11-21-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: OB's from HSV-1 genital VS. OB's from HSV-2 genital

You really wouldn't know which one is flaring up. An outbreak is an outbreak and I think there are about 60+ different "strains" of the herpes virus. You just learn to deal with it. It's a good idea to keep a journal/log of when your ob's occur, that way you'll learn your "triggers"...ie: stress, foods, illness, menstral, ect. Keep in mind, ob's lessen with time.
Happy Thanksgiving, -Orn

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