Jul 8, 2012
Dear dr. im 27 yo n hiv positive with 461 count n undetectable. i veen having itching in the anal region n pain. My dr told me it was herpes n ge put me in antibotics valtrex. does this means im developing aids. pls help me im so afraid to die.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
No near to fear. Though uncomfortable, genital (or perianal) herpes is not an AIDS-defining illness in any way.
Be well, and write back anytime. BY
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