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Dealing With Herpes When You Are Hiv Positive

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Ask the Experts

hiv positive w/ herpes in chest

Last May I started having problems eating. I would get horrible chest pains. It got to the point where I couldn't even drink water. I was put in the hospital and then they found out that I have herpes in my chest. It's not in my mouth or throat....
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...It sounds like you have had herpes in your esophagus, the swallowing tube that runs through your chest to your stomach. It is not common, but not rare, to have Read more »

HIV and herpes

I had unprotected sex in 2000 with a unsafe person,then I was tested HIV negative and... Read more »

HIV and Herpes II

Dr. Mark,I was tested positive for Herpes I and II antibodies after a high risk encounter 5 months... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

...The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease clinics for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

...( San Francisco Chronicle , 2/5). In addition, Rowena Johnston, vice president of research for the American Foundation for AIDS Research , said it is possible that herpes causes immune cells to circulate actively in the body, increasing the risk... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about 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 Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »