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Herpes Sign Of HIV Infection

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Infected with Hiv and herpes at the sametime

Why can someone with Hiv and herpes spread spread it easier to someone who does not have Hiv or herpes. Also I have a 10.5 month neg hiv test a 17.5 week neg hvs 2 test.Can I move on. will donate. second try.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There are several reasons coinfection with HIV and herpes may increase the risk of HIV transmission. Herpes outbreaks may stimulate replication of HIV, thereby increasing HIV viral load. Read more »

Oral HerpesThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Is oral herpes a sign of HIV infection. About seven weeks after a possible exposure, I got a sore... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

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

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

...research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and Syphilis With HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Peru

...inflamation of the rectal lining; unprotected sex; and identification as "homosexual" also were found to be "significant predictors of HIV infection." The researchers recommend increasing condom distribution, routine STI testing and herpes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...STD due to the cold sores , could i be infected by touching the cold sores ? I mean by infected by an std (like syphilis or herpes) which can easily be transmitted with a simple contact can i be infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? ... Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I... Read more »

IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts of 1,000 or more.) In addition, the definition includes 26 clinical conditions that affect people with advanced HIV disease. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that generally do not affect healthy people. In... Read more »