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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Is recurring fever a primary sign of HIV? condoms and STDs?

i have three questions, is it necessary that a person with HIV has fever once in awhile or swollen lymph nodes atleast once in a while or right after the exposure to virus. the second question is that i've had sex using condoms with a guy...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear db:1) Although fever and enlarged lymph nodes can and usually do occur after HIV infection, as well as after any viral infection, there is no guarantee that each and every patient gets them. I've certainly seen patients without much in... Read more »

early signs drug resistance

my resihusband has been HIV + for 13 years and his viral load has been undectable for a long time. resntly he switch to Atripla . Now on his latest lab report his viral load is 52 but his cd4 count has icreased from 700 to 840. Is this early signs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
A single viral load test of 52 with previous undetectables is almost certainly not a sign of early drug resistance, but rather of what we call "blips"-- elevations that nearly always return to the undectable level. Often, these are the... Read more »

Exhausted-No signs of Anemia

I am a 30 yr old woman & found out I was HIV+ approx 4 mos ago. For 3 mos I've been taking 3TC, D4T, Sustiva and Septra. My T-cells are up to 144 & my Viral Load is 1659. My problem is that I'm exhausted all the time. I spoke to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You certainly are not alone. Fatigue is the most common complaint of all of us living with this very pesky virus. As it turns out, fatigue in the setting of HIV infection is often multifactorial, that is it is caused by several different... Read more »

Are Shingles a Sign of HAART Rejection?

As always, I want to express my many "Thank You's" to you all here on this site. Anyway, here is my problem. CD4- 85, V.L.- undetectable (before my bout which I am about to tell you - I recently had new tests, and am awaiting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Shingles (herpes zoster) is common in the general population and more common in HIV+ or other immunocompromised persons. Shingles is seen in HIV+ persons across a wide range of CD4 counts including persons with higher (ie > 350) CD4 cells... Read more »
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Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi
I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) appeared on the inside of my thigh and was... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

rotten teeth a sign of aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have several really rotten teeth. does anyone know if this is a sign of aids?

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Signs ?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just have one question does everyone have signs of having HIV/AIDS?
Im not sure what Im getting is a symptom of this diease or if it is all in my head I have been exposed to AIDS and got tested days ago, will not get results back for a couple of... Read more »