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Genital Herpes Treatment

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false positive HIV result

Hiin February, I got genital herpes. All along I thought I was infected by HSV-2 and Valtrex worked for me fine when there was a outbreak. Last week, I got a blood test and tested HIV+, but I didn't tell the doctor that I got genital herpes...Is...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Unfortunately, neither the presence of genital herpes nor the use of the treatment for it would produce a false positive result for HIV antibodies. Read more »

Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support... 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes treat genital herpes are Acyclovir (Zovirax) Famciclovir (Famvir) Valacyclovir (Valtrex) For updated information on treatment for genital herpes, read the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines . Prevention Because herpes can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, Aug. 6, 2009

...National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) These findings help explain why acyclovir (Zovirax), a commonly used genital herpes treatment, appears to have no effect on the likelihood that a person will become HIV positive . And,... Read more »
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Chinas First Gay Clinic

Posted by Bear60 was set up with financial assistance from local health authorities and will provide one year of no-cost screenings and treatment for genital herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis, Xiao Dong, chief of the Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Group,... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

herpes simple 2

Posted by jjgc, 1 Reply
Hola megustaria saber si es cierto eso de q las pertsonas q padecen de herpes simple tienen las pruebas de vih con falso negativos. Si es asi cuanto tiuempo se tiene q esperar para hacerce las pruebas. Gracias Read more »