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Talking To Your Doctor About Herpes

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...3 injections over a 6-month period. However, women who are already infected with HPV are not protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasilâ„¢ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become cancerous, so that women can receive treatment before cervical cancer develops. When dysplasia is detected and...
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Is red marine algae safe to take with HIV meds?

Hi,I have checked all the forums and cannot find any info on red marine algae or sulfated polysaccharides.I'm writing to find out if there are any known interactions between RMA (red marine algae, sulfated polysaccharides) and Atripla (my meds) or...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...have no data on that product and its interactions with HIV medicationsIf you have frequent outbreaks of herpes, talk to your doctor about having you try famciclovir (Famvir) or Valacyclovir (Valtrex) if acyclovir is not working for you.Excessive... Read more »

HIV + herpes

I love this website doc. I was diagnosed HIV + sept 2005 having just zero converted with usualo flu systems/rash. My counts have stablised to around cd4 600 with low viral load 14000 last count. I recently have had group spots in one area beside my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Herpes infection, this decision may be influenced by the severity of the infection and should be individualized. Talk to your doctor about it. Read more »

Fatigue, Herpes and HIV

Hi,Jim here from the UK. Forgive me if I've posted this question to the wrong board but I've posted on the safe sex forum quiete a few times without a reply.Like most that write in, I must confess that I am under a lot of anxiety. Story in short...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...standpoint.Herpes outbreaks do increase in frequency with stress and that's most likely what's happening with you. Talk to your doctor about suppressive herpes therapy. A daily dose of a herpes antiviral drug should stop or certainly markedly... Read more »

Herpes Misdiagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with what my family physician thought to be a primary herpes outbreak. However, not only did the test come back negative, but there was none of the characteristic symptoms (blistering, ulcerated sores, etc.) and the bumps...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is important to discuss medical issues directly with your doctor. Testing for herpes isn't foolproof, so it may be wise to not rule out a primary herpes outbreak at this point. Blood tests for Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...drug used to treat HSV. These drugs do not cure HSV infections. However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 ... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...cell count done. This is a routine blood test. If you have fewer then 200CD4 cells you are at increased risk for OIs, and your doctor will probablyrecommend that you receive preventative therapy for certain OIs. If your CD4cells are below 350,... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers with outbreaks and reduce transmission to partners. Blood testing for HSV-2 is not recommended for most people, but a doctor may recommend a blood test if you: have a sex partner with known genital herpes infection are HIV-positive are... Read more »
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Whats your thoughts

Posted by nongra, 2 Replies fairly certain that i need not worry about any fluid based stds, Howerver i am concerned about skin to skin stds such as herpes. I have no signs of anything but its only been a few day. I did not get right down and visually inspect the womans... Read more »

Ahh.. Do I have herpes!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thats when I see a pimple on my penis.. on the shaft.. the top part, just before where the hair is.. so anyways.. I went to the doctor's and he had a look and he told me, with extreme confidence, that it does not look like an STD. I even asked... Read more »

Fingering Gave Herpes - HIV as well

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I fingered a stripper and got herpes where I had a cut on my hand. I had an 11 week hiv test that came back negative. Is it still possible i got hiv as well as Read more »

Oral sex STD

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
...anyone besides one bj from a friend of mine in May. I have not fuffered any outbreaks like lesions andwhat not. I talked to the doctor in November and she said not to worty about STDs as I would have known at 6 months. So am I n the clear? Read more »