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farnsworth

For example if you are infected with either strain of hsv and you are futher exposed to the same strain. 

What happens in this situation when another strain of hsv invades your body.

 

Does having hsv 2/1 cause immunity to being infected by the same strain, or merely decrease the likelihood. Because I don't see how if you can be infected once, that you can't be infected again.

If this is the case then we should still be careful and maybe even celibate. And if not, what sort of physiological mechanism prevents this? Does being exposed function like a vaccine or more like an infection that can worsen from further exposure.

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Quest

One can't be infected twice by the same strain.

 

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farnsworth
4 minutes ago, Quest said:

One can't be infected twice by the same strain.

 

so having one strain makes you immune to that one in the same nerve cluster? 

I also read there are many subtypes within the two strains, so what of that.

I find it hard to believe nothing bad would happen from exposure to a subtype of the same strain.

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luisjk

It was true that we would only have herpes once. The same herpes always reappears always same strain. If my reasoning is wrong I'm sorry I'm not a doctor.

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WilsoInAus
42 minutes ago, farnsworth said:

For example if you are infected with either strain of hsv and you are futher exposed to the same strain. 

What happens in this situation when another strain of hsv invades your body.

 

Does having hsv 2/1 cause immunity to being infected by the same strain, or merely decrease the likelihood. Because I don't see how if you can be infected once, that you can't be infected again.

If this is the case then we should still be careful and maybe even celibate. And if not, what sort of physiological mechanism prevents this? Does being exposed function like a vaccine or more like an infection that can worsen from further exposure.

Being infected is the most superior form of vaccination possible. When infected, your body responds with about 100 different immune aspects that address the virus. One of the most powerful includes t cells that roam your skin layers to the kill the virus. Experience tells us that this is extremely effective and preventing spreading of the virus or infection with the same type anywhere on the body. Technically it decreases the likelihood, but for most people this is between negligible and zero.

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51 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Being infected is the most superior form of vaccination possible. When infected, your body responds with about 100 different immune aspects that address the virus. One of the most powerful includes t cells that roam your skin layers to the kill the virus. Experience tells us that this is extremely effective and preventing spreading of the virus or infection with the same type anywhere on the body. Technically it decreases the likelihood, but for most people this is between negligible and zero.

in practice it is unlikely but in theory could being exposed to the same strain lead to further accumulation of latent virus if it gets through your immune system triggering another primary infection event

and also even if you have the same virus strain as exposed if the virus is a different subtype the immunity effect would be weaker no

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2 minutes ago, farnsworth said:

in practice it is unlikely but in theory could being exposed to the same strain lead to further accumulation of latent virus if it gets through your immune system triggering another primary infection event

and also even if you have the same virus strain as exposed if the virus is a different subtype the immunity effect would be weaker no

I am not sure how further accumulation could occur as herpes spreads deep inside your body to the ganlia where most of the infected cells in your body reside. If it were possible that a few cells at a nerve ending got infected with another strain of the same virus, I don't see how it would mean more cells in the ganglia would become infected.

The spectrum of the immune system covers all strain. HSV-2 is even incredibly strong against HSV-1 which shares only 50% DNA let alone substrains that would be 95% plus.

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Google or the search function here is your friend.

 

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