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Can Having The Herpes Virus Lead To Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus...
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herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i am recovering and now getting well from several years of chronic fatigue syndrome, during this ilness i had a mono type viral infection caused by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you about HHV6 is bogus. Your immune system is neither suppressed nor deficient. HHV6 is among the most widespread of human herpes viruses. In infants and young children, it can cause exanthema subitum (Roseola infantum) and flu-like illnesses... Read more »

HHV6(a) and HIV Pathogenesis

Have you any view about the role of HHV6 variant (a) in HIV pathogenesis? There have been a number of reports recently which seem to indicate that this virus, in people infected with HIV, is very destructive and may actually be the virus which...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Human Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6) has beenimplicated as being linked to several different diseases. It has now beensuggested to be a possible co-factor Read more »

herpes virus and hiv

hi, i am curious,i read somewhere recently that the herpes virus either oralor genital can be very dangerous for persons with hiv,is this correct, if so please explain why whatwould the symptoms be thahk you
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...When a person has HIV, a herpes infection can indeed bemuch more severe than in persons without HIV.Like other viruses, the herpes virus tends to become active when the body isunder various types of physical and emotional stress. The immune... Read more »

KS (HHV-8)

I would first like to thankyou for your always prompt and detailed answers to questioners, your helpful advice is appreciated.I understand that ks is sexually transmitted, and usually only shows its ugly self with a weakened immune system. Is it...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...often seen in persons with a severely damaged immune system. This cancer has now been linked to a virus called HHV-8 (Human Herpes Virus 8), previously known as KSHV (Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpes Virus). This is a different virus than the Herpes... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...opportunistic infections (OIs) in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. KS is actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or HHV-8. But KS behaves and is treated like a cancerous tumor. HHV-8 is transmitted through... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...HSV had three times the risk of becoming infected with HIV as people without HSV. A recent study found that treating HSV can lead to a significant reduction in HIV viral load. However, another study found that treating genital herpes did not... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have... Read more »
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Another ANON posting that HIV doesn't lead to AIDS

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
check out the posting in "Living" subject: Viruses. Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death The Associated Press By MARIA CHENG November 27, 2006 You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...and Calcium. Hamsters treated with this water soluble extract had better recovery rates when infected with an otherwise lethal Herpes virus 9. How does it work? When attacking a cell, a virus first attaches itself to the cell membrane.... Read more »