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Herpes Hiv And Garlic

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...CD4+ cell counts. Also, they have become very uncommon since the introduction of more effective antiretroviral treatments in the 1990s. HSV and HIV HSV is not one of the infections that are part of the official diagnosis of AIDS. However, people infected with both HIV and HSV are likely to have more frequent outbreaks of herpes. These outbreaks can be more serious, and last longer than for people without HIV. Herpes sores provide a way...
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garlic

am 62kg & on ARVs can i use garlic
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not know which ARVs you are taking or how much garlic you plan on ingesting, I would suggest you discuss this with your HIV/AIDS specialist. He/She will advise you if there are any specific cautions you should be made aware of before enjoying... Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug interactions with HIV medications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIV drugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic supplements Read more »

On PEP and Herpes

Dear Dr.I started PEP treatment 10 days ago and I found today that I had a HERPES outbreak (first in many months). I was taking Garlic and Zinc every day as preventive measure. I read that I should avoid taking Garlic with the PEP medications I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...protease inhibitors and possibly NNRTIs (nevirapine or efavirenz). Garlic in large enough doses could decrease the levels of these HIV medications in your blood, making them less effective. The dose of garlic that was shown to significantly lower... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...be spreading... spread to hands .. either way...i'm confident i have herpes... but i heard that chances of coinfection with hiv are high if you catch herpes at same time..due to hiv shedding on sore? my question is this... it is proven that... Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I am also infected by HIV? I went to the hospital to get the confirmation it is herpes and a test for HIV but the results will be available... Read more »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and nothing was fouind in it. I have also been tested for HIV , hepatitis , herpes and silfilis and my doctor has told me that I am OK, but I have every day a kind of strange... 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 »