|Genital herpes and HIV
Mar 22, 2005
Dr Bob..Can you please help me clarify? I am getting different answers from different doctors. Would recently getting genital herpes make a dramatic increase in my viral load (double)?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, it's possible. In fact almost any concurrent infection from a common cold to and STD can cause the viral load to shoot up. Hopefully it is only a transient increase, but I'd keep a close eye on it. If it doesn't come back down soon, you may need a resistance test and possible switch in your medication regimen.
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