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Can Herpes Turn Into Hiv

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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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Bottom turns top

Hi there from Brazil, Dr. Bob! I'm living with HIV for almost 2 years now, last labs in January this year: CD4 456 23,1%, CD8 1104 55,9%, ratio 0,413, VL 18059, on no meds at all. In Brazil, we only get to start meds when CD4 absolute count...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Brazil Guy,What do you mean "he insists on doing it unprotected"??? It takes two to do an unsafe horizontal mattress mambo! (Or since you are writing from Brazil perhaps that should be an unsafe horizontal mattress samba!) Your... Read more »

Protected sex turned unprotected

Thank you doctor Ms Southall to reply on my query. I would also like to ask one more question following my previous question. On the second day of incident, my pregnant wife wanted to have sex, so we had it unprotected twice. So is she and baby also...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf your test are HIV negative then you are and there is no concern about transmitting HIV to your wife or child.The other STI's, for instance are herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts.You just want to ensure that you are physically... Read more »

I don't know where else to turn (made donation too)!

Dear Dr. Beautiful,I hope I'm able to write a clear letter as I don't want to be dogged on this public forum.Here goes. A little more than four years ago I had unprotected sex with a woman who is technically a sex worker (striper)....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Even though your question is quite detailed and lengthy, I'll try to keep my response more succinct.1."I guess I have to accept the fact I do not have HIV 1 or 2." I absolutely agree. Stop chasing a disease you could not... Read more »

Herpes attack/CD4's and accelerated HIV progression?

Hi, Dr. Holodniy;HIV poz for 4 years, CD4's >650 usually, and up to 1,000 two weeks ago. CD4 percentage 46 percent, higher than usual 40%.It turns out that I have just had a herpes attack for the first time since becoming HIV positive 4...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The general trend is for CD4 counts to go down and HIV viral load to up with an acute outbreak, particularly in those patients not on HIV treatment. It is unlikely that the CD4 increase you have experienced will result in faster HIV progression.... Read more »
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My Turn to seek help and advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Friends,

First let me say that I have been watching this board for years and am blown away by the compassion and generosity of spirit shown by so many..God Bless you all.

I am a 42 y/o hetero male who is obsessed with thoughts of HIV infection. ... Read more »

Not sure where to turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I have been lurking for a couple of days and am in need of your advice, knowledge and support. Here's my story, and I will try to keep it brief.

I had an unprotected sexual encounter with a man (i am woman) of unknown status back in... Read more »

HIV son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Anger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »