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Testing For Herpes Simplex

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herpes and others

how do i get tested for herpes and syphlis
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The test for syphilis is a simple blood test.The diagnosis of Herpes simplex usually involves examining the lesions, which can be oral, vaginal, anal or on the penis. The lesions can be tested by doing Read more »

$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now.... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

... The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 Read more »
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

U.S. Government Proposes Easing Rules on Making, Administering Herpes Tests

...proposed rule released Jan. 6 but dated Dec. 21, the Food and Drug Administration said it may change how it classifies tests for herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, reducing the regulatory burdens associated with the tests. Julie Zawisza, FDA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV Among Women in Tanzania

... Given that infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is associated with an increased risk of acquiring HIV, the current study tested whether therapy to suppress Read more »
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Please help me, I am very sick...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure I passed another hiv antibody test which was negaive again. On 118th of the exposure I passed another general tests like Herpes Simplex V.II PCR (negative), Cytomegalovirus PCR (negative) and EBV PCR (negative). All these test were... Read more »

Follow up on Freaking Terrified

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thanks for the answers and support. Well I got my results back today. I got a full STD panel done and all was negative except for Herpes Simplex 1 (cold sores) which I was told not to worry about because something like 85% of the population has... Read more »

PCR test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Ok, I am freaking out. I have been too sick to ignore the symptoms as not being HIV related. I have this strange PN and also herpes simplex issues which I have never had in my life. Anyhow, with all the information out there regarding antibody... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »