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Hiv And Recurrent Herpes

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Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »

Recurrent Viral menigitis - HIV?

I have been sick for right at 1 year after oral sex encounter.Flu symptoms 2 weeks after, night... Read more »

Recurrent HSV

Doctor:I am HIV+, on HAART (Norvir, Combivir), currently an undetectable viral load, nadir cd4 of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Single-Day, Patient-Initiated Famciclovir Therapy for Recurrent Genital Herpes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Orally administered antiviral therapy for recurrent genital herpes outbreaks has traditionally consisted of twice-daily dosing for five days, the authors noted. However, recent studies have shown the effectiveness of shorter courses. The current... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Commentary Examines Recurrent TB in Patients With HIV

"The catastrophic collision of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has yielded an extraordinary burden of suffering and death at both the individual and population levels," write the authors of a Journal of Infectious Diseases ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recurrent TB: Relapse or Re-infection? The Effect of HIV in a General Population Cohort in Malawi

The authors designed a long-term cohort study in Karonga district, rural Malawi, to estimate rates of recurrent tuberculosis due to re-infection and relapse, by HIV status, in a general population. All TB patients with culture-proven disease in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

Pfizer's Prevnar 7 vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a study published Thursday in the New England... Read more »
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HIV and recurrent yeast

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am concerned about having HIV and too scared, too broke and too busy to find time to take a test. I had one sexual partner since my last test. He lived here with me for several months before I realized he was using drugs and who knows what else he... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

Recurrent fever

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I had some recurrent fever attacks during the last 5 months with sore throat, swollen lymph glands, white spots at the back of my throat and tonque and very painfull swallowing. It was also 5 months ago I had an unprotected sex. exposure... Read more »

recurrent colds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are recurrent colds (within the first 5 months of infection) a sign of HIV? I mean, my immune system is clearly weakened since I've been getting sick so often. I've had about 3 or 4 since having unprotected sex twice with someone of unknown status.... Read more »