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Nov 1, 2001

my question is: can herpes give rise to a 'seroconversion' illness similar to hiv (even without the typical blisters at the time of illness)?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Herpes can cause fever (as well as the painful blisters) in some individuals when they first acquire the infection, but herpes does not cause an HIV-like seroconversion syndrome.


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