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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 transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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the link for aciclovir as ART

thanks doc for ur reply.http://www.jbc.org/content/283/46/31289.fullabove i copy-paste one link for the pdf on aciclovir study. there are some other papers as well but i have not found any conclusive study in terms of clinical efficacy. hope u can...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Dr. Titas and thank you for posting.This is a provocative in vitro (test tube) study that suggests that acyclovir, a drug that we commonly use for treating herpes may have activity against HIV. To my knowledge (and literature search) there... Read more »

Poz Person's risk for Genital Herpes (HERPES, 2011)

I am an HIV+ gay man and just met a great guy, I disclosed my HIV status and he was great about it but then he disclosed he has genital herpes. I have never had anyone disclose that to me so I did the research and (as like HIV) all of the medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sounds like a very logical plan to me. I'll repost several links below that discuss herpes.Good luck with your new Mr. Happily-Ever-After.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

You guys are great,thanks for all your help so far.My question is,should I take Valtrex/supressive Herpes treatment?My T Cells are 800 pretty consistenly and viral load is usually around 6000,so I haven't started meds.Do you think it would be a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Herpes can cause increases in HIV viral load; a recent study shows that HSV suppression with medications like valacyclovir (Valtrex) can reduce both HSV shedding and HIV viral loads.The link between delaying HIV medications... Read more »

Can HIV meds cause false HSV IgG test results? (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2011)

Hi, I work in a crime lab and about three months ago I was accidentally exposed to biological fluids, so as a precaution I was put on HIV medication (Combivir) for 30 days as PEP. I recently just had blood test for STDs and it was negative for HIV,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Could the HIV medication have caused the false positive HSV results?" "Could the medication have caused my body to make antibodies for HSV?"The short answer to both questions is no! The longer answer is hell no! Regarding... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... 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 »

Herpes and HIV Testing - DJ, Chiquilla

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tested NEG on 14 day Elisa, 28 day PCR/Elisa,
6 and 8 week Elisa. On the 8th week I learn I have herpes.
Do I need to continue with HIV testing or is 8 weeks finr.
Everuone keep ssaying herpes give clear path for HIV - Imnot sure what that means. Read more »

HIV/AIDS site link

Posted by Anonymous
An interesting link with some information you may not have seen before... check it out - http://www.polder.net/aids/index.htm

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