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The Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) 1 & 2, IgG test is used to confirm the diagnosis of 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, transmissible through oral contact. While HSV-2 causes genital herpes, which is manifested by sores in the genital area, transmissible through sexual contact. Herpes simplex virus causes infection related to the skin, and the condition is called herpes. Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. It can be very uncomfortable and painful, which leads to serious health problems. Herpes can be of two types based on types of herpes simplex virus which are HSV-1 or HSV-2. HSV-1 is a highly transmissible infection by oral to oral contact that is a common problem globally. This infection is lifelong and can be acquired by an infant. HSV-1 majorly causes oral herpes, which is an infection in or around the mouth or oral cavity. Also known as oral-labial, oral-facial herpes. A proportion of HSV-1 disease also causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is almost entirely a sexually transmitted disease, with extensive spread. HSV-2 causes genital herpes infection. It is an infection in genital areas like the vaginal, penis, vulva, cervix, or sometimes infection of the anus. While the leading cause of genital herpes is HSV-2, also HSV-1 can cause genital herpes. This HSV test measures the presence of the herpes simplex virus in your body. The HSV test helps diagnose HSV and confirm the type of virus causing genital or oral herpes infection. Your doctor may recommend an HSV test when you are experiencing symptoms like blisters or sores on the skin, burning or itching skin, blisters on genital areas, sores in or around the mouth, severe headache, fever. Positive HSV test presence can affect your health conditions with complications like inflammation (swelling) in the brain or eyes, chances of having other STDs like HIV or infant-related infections. An estimated 3.7 billion people, with 67% under the age of 50, have HSV-1 infection. While an estimated 491 million people, with 13% aged between 15-49, have HSV-2 condition.


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