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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM in Greater Noida

Also known as HSV-1 & 2- IgM
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Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM in Greater Noida

What is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM in Greater Noida?

Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) 1 & 2 IgM test helps in early diagnosis of the highly contagious Herpes disease caused by HSV. In general HSV-1 causes oral herpes, indicating symptoms like cold sores and blisters near the mouth or on the face. While HSV-2 causes genital herpes, which is manifested by sores in the genital areaOther symptoms of the HSV 1 and 2 infection include fever, sore throat, headache, and tingling in the affected area. 

This test is also suggested in case of encephalitis where the viral infection is suspected. An IgG test is usually advised after 2-3 weeks of IgM test.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM in Greater Noida

Frequently Asked Questions about Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM in Greater Noida

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is then followed by inserting a small needle which has a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once the sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. How can herpes be prevented?

Oral herpes (mouth sores, skin lesions in non-genital sites) can't be prevented as exposure to it occurs during everyday life. The most reliable way to avoid genital infection with herpes or any sexually transmitted diseases is to abstain from oral, vaginal, and anal sex. The other effective way is to have a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. People who are sexually active should use condoms correctly and consistently to reduce the risk of infection with herpes and other STDs.

Q. Are there other types of herpes viruses besides HSV-1 and HSV-2?

Yes. There are over 25 viruses in the herpes family and among these, there are at least 8 types which infect humans. These include varicella zoster virus (VZV, HHV-3), associated with chickenpox and shingles and herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. The other types of viruses involve Epstein Barr virus (EBV, HHV-4), which can cause infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus (CMV, HHV-5), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7), both associated with roseola in young children, and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), which has been found in tumors in people with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). KS primarily affects people with weakened immune systems, such as organ transplant recipients and those with HIV/AIDS.
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