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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first 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....
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Oral sores and herpes

I am hiv+ and was recently also diagnosed with genital herpes. At the same time as that outbreak, I had some very painful sores and swelling at the back of my mouth. At first I thought it was thrush but then realized it wasn't. Could have...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Without having the opportunity to exam your mouth, it is very difficult for me to determine what type of oral sores you presented with at the time of the herpetic outbreak. There are a few rules of thumb, which may help you differentiate oral ulcers... Read more »

fixed dose

Dear doctor my question is why can't companies come together and combine the drugs which is commonly used eg; Atazanavir+norvir+Tenofovir+FTC, AZT+3TC+Lopinavir+Ritonavir, Etravirine+Darunavir+Ritonavir+Raltegravir, etc...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your provocative question.The basic answer is that companies are often reluctant to collaborate to develop fixed-dose combinations of medications when it requires medications from different companies. Indeed, the only... Read more »

drug that fixes atazanavir problem

Dr. Young,Are researchers working on some drug that fixes the flaw in atazanavir. For instance, you take it and can be assured the yellowing effect permanently reverses. If they are not, this might be a great idea. What do you think?Neil...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Elevations in the blood chemical bilirubin occur very commonly among person who take the new protease inhibitor atazanavir (Reyataz). Very significant elevations can occur in about a third of persons who take the drug... Read more »

Recurrent fixed drug eruption?

Hello doctorr, I hope you can help. I was diagnosed HIV positive on Sept. 26, 2001 and am not on any threrpy. Tcell counts/viral load was 318/5500, one month later 523/24K and as of last week 584/8k. The same week of my diagnosis I had an eye...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know why you have a recurring eruption on your penis. Has a dermatologist seen the eruption again since the first episode? It is also possible to develop psoriasis in the genital area and it would respond to a steroid ointment as... Read more »
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In a bit of a fix...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there,

I posted a couple of weeks back about my drunken unprotected sex with a guy I had a one night stand with at Christmas who I later found out had been VERY promiscuous whilst travelling a couple of years back..
Anyway, had test after 4 weeks... Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test???

Thanks,
SF Read more »