|HSV + HIV in early stages
Jul 28, 2004
Does it make sense that, when I used to have frequent HSVII outbreaks, I have not had one for several (>9 months months) after being infected w/HIV (I know appro. when I was infected)? Although I've had other manifestations of HIV (apthous ulcers as primary infection and currently, scabies) no HSVII outbreaks. Is it because of a high antibody surge? Thanks for your help!!
Response from Dr. Sullivan
My best guess is that you have been lucky; there is no reason that HIV infection should suppress your HSV infection, in fact HIV infection can exacerbate HSV infections because of the immunodeficiency which results from HIV infection;JLS.
prevelance of OIs in African American women
chances of vertical transmission
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Nipple Sucking?
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Period Blood?
- Can You Catch AIDS From Swallowing Cum?
- How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Mutual Masturbation?
- Unprotected Oral Sex Without Ejaculation Risk Of Getting HIV
- Is Burning Penis A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.