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Herpes Simplex Virus Prevention

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and...
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question about herpes

I sent the question about hsv2. the test was done at the Mayo Medical Laboratories and it says positive for herpes simplex virus 2 IgG for herpes simplex virus antibodies.Can you tell me if this will speed the replication of the hiv virus?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...to this virus sometime in the past. Unlikely it will affect HIV replication unless there is an active infection ongoing with HSV-2. Read more »

HSV1 & HSV2

Hi,I am disgnosed with HSV1 & HSV2 thru a blood test culture. I did had protection on, but still got them. I think thru kissing. I would like to know whether would the 2 type of virus exchange genetic materials and become a new super herpes virus?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...These are 2 different strains of Herpes simplex virus. Co-infection with both strains is not uncommon. They do not exchange genetic information. You can pass these viruses to others Read more »

herpes and others

how do i get tested for herpes and syphlis
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...lesions, which can be oral, vaginal, anal or on the penis. The lesions can be tested by doing a swab and then a culture for Herpes simplex virus. Read more »

Just Tested

Dear Dr. Young:I just tested positive 2 days ago on President's Day (2.18.08). I'm very scared, shocked and depressed. My doctor will run another test to confirm in 2 weeks. I'm also diabetic since I was 13 years old (now I'm 29). He told me to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...preventative medicine strategies, including vaccinations.One additional preventive strategy is to use medications to prevent herpes simplex virus flairs or outbreaks (like Valtrex). Your doctor has probably done antibody testing to assess your... 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 infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

... Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Acquisition in India

...Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is the most common cause of genital ulcer disease in both developed and developing countries. A clear Read more »
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Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me! Read more »

hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by Anonymous
...Hepatitis C along with other sexually transmitted diseases such as; syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and hepatitis A, B, and/or C. There is the perception that if you are infected, HIV is... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
...also prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), hepatitis A, B, and C. Unwanted pregnancies can be prevented. Sexual contact accounts for 95... Read more »