Can The Herpes Virus Turn Into Hiv

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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.

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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 »

herpes virus 6

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Resistant Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

...acyclovir have a lower HIV viral load, while in several high-profile experiments the drug failed to prevent HIV infection. The herpes virus changes acyclovir into a form that works against HIV, said study co-leader Dr. Leonid Margolis of the... Read more »
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

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12 times more likely... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... 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... Read more »