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Getting gHSV 1 if you already have gHSV 2


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Hello! 

I hope you are well ❤️ 

Having either HSV-1 or HSV-2 can help lessen the likelihood that you would contract it. Of course, this depends per person, and of course if the person has an autoimmune-related condition. I did some research and found a 2002 (sadly its 20 years old!) study that also cites other studies; here is a paragraph:

Basically, it's saying that this particular study found that contracting the other type of HSV if you already had one type did not differ by gender, while another study found that women were more protected to contracting the other type. Remember, studies are based on the relative sample population utilized in the study. So, keep that in mind! 🙂 The paragraph also mentions other trials conducted; if you want to see the specific cross reference to the studies mentioned, click the citation number after the sentence on this link: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/185/8/1019/814003

Our study also found that neither the patterns of HSV-2 seroprevalence by HSV-1 serostatus nor the relative percentage of persons with HSV-2 antibody who were coinfected with HSV-1 differs by sex. Several studies, however, have suggested that prior HSV-1 infection may provide partial protection against acquisition of HSV-2 infection, although the protective effect may be limited to women. A prospective study by Mertz et al. [8] found that preexisting HSV-1 antibody was associated with a reduced risk of acquisition of HSV-2 infection in women, but that was a relatively small study based on a total of 11 HSV-2 seroconversions in women. In men, there were only 3 HSV-2 seroconversions, and no conclusions could be made. A protective effect conferred by prior HSV-1 infection in women was also suggested in a smaller prospective study by Bryson et al. [9] and in a cross-sectional study [7]. In contrast, a prospective study by Brown et al. [11] found that the acquisition rate of HSV-2 was similar in pregnant women with and without prior HSV-1 infection. To date, the best data concerning the possible protective effect of HSV-1 antibody on acquisition of HSV-2 infection are from a clinical trial [12] in which 1508 persons seropositive for HSV-1 and 885 persons seronegative for HSV-1 were followed prospectively. Similar to what we found in this analysis, the researchers of that clinical trial concluded that HSV-1 antibody had no effect on the rate of acquiring HSV-2 infection (the HSV-2 seroconversion rate was 5.1 vs. 5.2 per 100 person-years in those who did and did not have preexisting HSV-1 antibody).

I hope this helps! ❤️ 

If anyone can find a more up-to-date article that would be ideal, too! 

Blessings to you! ❤️ 

grace

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