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How Common Is Herpes Simplex Virus

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Gynecological Problems

...HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with...
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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 »

Common viruses, and their impact on the brain's development.

Hi Dr. Horwath, I'm greatly appreciative of your responses and contributions to this medical forum. You've been very considerate dedicating your time, and on to my question!.As many other adults, and teenagers, I've been diagnosed with herpes...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Herpes simplex virus most commonly causes skin lesions. Herpes simplex can cause encephalitis, but this occurs only in people who have severe immune 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 »

What are these sores in my mouth & on my butt?

I'm a little over 3 years positive. This whole time I have been experiencing horrible sores & skin issues & can't seem to get an answer or resolution from my dr's. The worst is my butt - I get bright red pimple like sores all over my butt (I have...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...these lesions it is hard to diagnose what they are. Sores in the mouth and perirectal area during HIV are commonly caused by herpes simplex virus. They are painful and pop up periodically, especially during stress. But, if this was the case, I... Read more »
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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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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 »

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 »

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV. Being infected with HIV may also include being infected with syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and hepatitis A, B, and C, and others! -In the United States, there are 980,000 people... Read more »