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Just tested positive for herpes...i wanna die

Posted by sis24, 2 Replies
please help...i just tested positive for herpes... Read more »

Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »

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 »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi evrybody,

I am not sure how to begin as I am confused. I tested negative for HIV but positive for genital herpes. I am not even sure waht to do anymore

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DYING, I BEG YOU TO ANSWER ME

HI DR. BOB, AND I APPRECIATE SO MUCH YOUR PROMPT ANSWER. I'M WRITING FROM CANCUN, MEXICO AND I'IM VERY WORRIED. HERE'S MY STORY. ABOUT ONE MONTH AND A HALF AGO I WENT TO A STREAP CLUB WITH A FRIEND AND AFTER SOME DRINKS I HAD TWO...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Sucking on boobs, whether they belong to a silicone-enhanced bouncing Betty at the local Badda Bing or an uptight Republican librarian is not considered a risk for HIV... Read more »

Herpes Zorster/short breath while on meds

Dear Doc, Am deeply concerned and fearing death after being attacked with herpes zoster and experiencing short breath. Am on meds for 2 years now and my CD4 count is 697, quite high, why is this oppotunistic infection coming, is this a sign of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Herpes zoster infection (shingles) can occur in persons with higher CD4 count as well as in the general population in otherwise healthy persons. In a person with a good CD4 count like yours on HIV medications (hopefull with suppressed viral counts)... Read more »

Dying Husband with Lymphoma and Dementia; This may sound horrible, but I want him to die.

My husband is dying he was diagnosed at a very late stage Cd4 70s, viral load in the millions. My problem is unbeknown to me he had another wife in another state. She is negative and I am positive. This man literally did nothing to help himself in...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I am so very sorry to hear of what is happening to you, your husband, and the other wife. I hope that you are receiving some type of help (social worker, therapist, counselor, etc). It's a lot to handle.To answer your specific question, is it... Read more »

genital herpes

Dear dr. im 27 yo n hiv positive with 461 count n undetectable. i veen having itching in the anal region n pain. My dr told me it was herpes n ge put me in antibotics valtrex. does this means im developing aids. pls help me im so afraid to die....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.No near to fear. Though uncomfortable, genital (or perianal) herpes is not an AIDS-defining illness in any way. Be well, and write back anytime.BY... Read more »
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Jerome Horwitz, the chemist who first synthesised AZT, d4T and ddC while a researcher at Wayne State University's cancer research center in Detroit in the early 1960's, died on 6th September, aged 93. His obituary in the New York Times noted that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Joyner-Kersee Supports University's Efforts to Create Herpes Vaccine

Five-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee has joined researchers at Saint Louis University to lend support to their efforts to eradicate genital herpes. Joyner-Kersee said she thinks efforts to educate about the disease and to create a vaccine... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one... Read more »
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