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The Herpes Virus That Causes Cold Sores

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KS transmission

My partner died two years ago of widely disseminated KS and ITP amongst other HIV related complications. He was doing well (vl 770) and about to be released. A GI Dr. had prescribed propulcid and suddenly (three days) he took a dramatic turn for the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...KS is indeed caused by a virus. It's a virus in the herpes family but it is quite distinct from the herpes virus which causes cold sores or shingles. Many folks are infected by this virus, which is called either KS-associated herpes virus Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i... Read more »

cmv

about 14 years ago I was carrying my second child during a sonogram the dr. realized that the child... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...that can lead to blindness. CD4 cell range: under 50. See Fact Sheet 504 . Herpes simplex viruses can cause oral herpes (cold sores) or genital herpes. These are fairly common infections, but if you have HIV, the outbreaks can be much more... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? Is there any chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on... Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from someone they were involved with...... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would have to be infected with Herpes also correct??? HIV doesn't CAUSE herpes, it just makes them reappear more if you have the herpes virus. Am I right on that???? What I have in the corner of my mouth isn't blister or anything (yet)....just... Read more »