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Is Herpes Considered Hiv

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The Eternal Quest (HERPES AND HIV, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,May I be the first (along with my kitty here draped over my arm while I type) to wish you a "Merry Christmas". Just don't snog to much on the eggnog, OK? :)Well, I pulled out my trusty "BS meter" and wanted to verifyif yours was on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells, specifically immaturedendritic cells and cervical CD4+T cells expressing CC chemokine receptor5 (CCR5) (Rebbapragada et al,AIDS , 2007).Such data provided the rationalefor investigating whether suppressionof HSV-2 could reduce acquisition... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

You guys are great,thanks for all your help so far.My question is,should I take Valtrex/supressive... Read more »

Herpes Zoster and HIV

Hi, I was infected sometime in 2005 and tested positive in October 2005. I am not currently on... 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 clinics for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

...( San Francisco Chronicle , 2/5). In addition, Rowena Johnston, vice president of research for the American Foundation for AIDS Research , said it is possible that herpes causes immune cells to circulate actively in the body, increasing the risk... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Finds

...participants were HIV-negative and HSV-2-positive at the start of the study. The researchers enrolled participants who had similar HIV/AIDS risk levels, and the participants were questioned monthly about risky sexual behavior with recent... Read more »
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Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Ok so 7 weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) Read more »

Herpes and HIV Testing - DJ, Chiquilla

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...NEG on 14 day Elisa, 28 day PCR/Elisa, 6 and 8 week Elisa. On the 8th week I learn I have herpes. Do I need to continue with HIV testing or is 8 weeks finr. Everuone keep ssaying herpes give clear path for HIV - Imnot sure what that means. ANu... Read more »