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Herpes Simplex Virus Symptoms

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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 »

herpes HSV-1 and oral sex

hi, this question has been asked, and answered, but i was hoping to get further clarification. i was told by my dentist that i probably had oral herpes (as does 90 of america). she noticed an irritation of my gums after i has a cleaning. in any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unlikely that you would transmit herpes simplex virus (HSV) to your partner when you are not experiencing symptoms. Some sources have estimated that people with HSV can transmit, Read more »

spreading STD's without symptoms

Can Herpes Type 1 be spread to a second person without a sore in or around the mouth region? How can a person who is a "Carrier" be tested?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unlikely that herpes simplex virus would be transmitted without symptoms being present, but it is possible. This is called "asymptomatic shedding". When a person Read more »

herpes virus and hiv

hi, i am curious,i read somewhere recently that the herpes virus either oralor genital can be very dangerous for persons with hiv,is this correct, if so please explain why whatwould the symptoms be thahk you
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Sexually transmitted herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSVTypes 1 and 2). When a person has HIV, a herpes infection can indeed bemuch more severe than in persons without HIV.Like 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

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Please help

Posted by feelingbad, 3 Replies
I had unprotected sex four weeks ago. I have been married for 16 years and had a total one night stand with someone I don't know. I am consumed with guilt and have never been so stressed I did tell my husband and we are not having sex because I... Read more »

MY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME CLEARING MY THROAT. CAN THE DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING HAPPEN... Read more »