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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition 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 of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). ...
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Infected with genitals herpes simplex but HIV?

Dr Bob,I've been visiting prostitute for the past one year. Not been wearing condom when she perform oral sex on me but always use a condom during sexual intercourse. The last time is on 18th of March. On the 23rd of March, infected with genitals...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Even if you're a speed reader, it will take at least 2.5 months to read the content on this site!2.Volunteer your time at an AIDS service organization. Helping others who are in desperate need is an excellent way to keep our own problems and... Read more »

The Eternal Quest (HERPES AND HIV, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,May I be the first (along with my kitty here draped over my arm while I type) to wish you a "Merry Christmas". Just don't snog to much on the eggnog, OK? :)Well, I pulled out my trusty "BS meter" and wanted to verifyif yours was on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells, specifically immaturedendritic cells and cervical CD4+T cells expressing CC chemokine receptor5 (CCR5) (Rebbapragada et al,AIDS , 2007).Such data provided the rationalefor investigating whether suppressionof HSV-2 could reduce acquisition... Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tired or experiencing a lot of stress. HSV and HIVHSV 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... 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 good...
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 Read more »
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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

... What Is HIV/AIDS? The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a virus that lives and multiplies 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

...treatment for HIV and/or genital herpes. Clinicians drew blood for HSV type-specific serology; the samples were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Focus Diagnostics HerpeSelect HSV-1,HSV-2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay IgG).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare. Herpes may play a role in the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection, and it can make HIV-infected individuals more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...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 development of effective... Read more »
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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 »

Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087 &oref=slogin&oref=slogin Read more »

KS worry

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Allow me to clarify my previous post. If a woman with HIV contained KS and were to perform fellatio on you, is there an increased risk of transmission? Are lesions usually pin-point sized Read more »

alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of sick people from work. I've been with one person for a few years now and I know she's been faithful. I'm scared to get an HIV test, although I need to know. I did get a test for liver problems when I asked the doctor about the hair loss, which... Read more »