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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Herpes Simplex Virus

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...to survive. They are hopeful that drugs aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but...
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latest update on valtrex. does this mean i have to wait how long to get an HIV test. Please help me with an answer Barbara.

Hi Doctor, THere is a recent update on the body.comhttp://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.htmlHerpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study FindsTreatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I would not expect that Valtrex would have any effect on your antibody testing. Please forward all future HIV questions to the HIV forum. Read more »

can i transmit the HIV virus with unprotected sex?

Dear Doctor, Thanks for taking the time to answer. I just need one more clarification. If I am HIV positive and because I took Valtrex couple of years back for fifteen days, does this mean that I won't transfer the HIV virus to my partner if I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...point in time. One does not relate to the other as the effect of the Valtrex on the amount of HIV in the body only lasts for as long as they are taking the Valtrex. Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...such that it would not really affect the ability of an individual to transmit the virus unless they were also infected with HSV. In that case, it can have an important effect by reducing herpes outbreaks, which can serve as a portal for the... Read more »

Hi Dr. i forgot to tell you that i am HSV2 positive.

Dr. Thanks for your time. Sorry for not giving my exact detail. I forgot to tell you that i am HSV 2 positive. that is why i took valtrex 6 years back. I took the valtrex only that one time. Still the answer would be the same right Dr? the question...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Once the Valtrex is stopped, the benefit that it may have on reducing HIV viral load (and therefore affecting transmission) is lost. 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

Genital Herpes

...get more information? What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...also a common sign of any other infection that you can imagine. They occur in response to colds and flu's, coldsores caused by herpes simplex virus, sometimes acne, cuts and wounds, etc., whenever there is any kind of inflammation. In some... 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 »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...diaphragms, which may help prevent women's acquisition of HIV by preventing viral exposure of the cervix; prophylactic suppression of herpes simplex virus type 2, which significantly increases the risk of HIV transmission; and prophylactic... 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 »