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Herpes simplex type I and HIV
Feb 4, 2000

Hello Doctor,

Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?

Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?


Response from Dr. Reznik

Herpes Simplex Type I infections are seen in association with HIV infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.

Take care,


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