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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.

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 »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i... Read more »

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 »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? Is there any chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have any effect on the test result. I have heard of co-infection with HIV and Hep c causing late... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »