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Does Herpes Increase The Odds Of Hiv

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Herpes=increased HIV risk? Help!

Dear Doctor Robert,Can I start by saying thank you for the work you do and the thousands of people you help with your sound and level-headed advice. I will greatfully give a donation if you can help by answering my question. Which is...Could I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello "Worried Well?"If your romance with Zorba the Greek was protected, your HIV risk should be nonexistent, assuming a latex condom was used properly and did not fail. HIV cannot pass through intact latex. Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had... Read more »

HIV and Gential Herpes

I have HIV and I am experiencing very frequent herpes outbreaks, its almost like I have continuous... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...medications. These cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). Having HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Disease 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 .... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...are at increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of... Read more »
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What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz? Thanks 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 »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...since. I have not had any obvious genital break out but my herpes-2 blood test came back positive. Moreover, I am worried about HIV. I have had a HIV DNA PCR at 2 months and two 3rd generation ELISA's at 11.5 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. ... Read more »

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 »