The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Covers AIDS 2014

Things That Can Be Mistaken For Herpes

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

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) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »


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 », the best place for the people with herpes.

Posted by Emmajose
Hi All,

I would like to share my experience with you all,

Well at first I didn't know what I was doing when I signed up for I didn't know if I was ready to date after I found out that I was diagnosed with herpes. I just wanted to get to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I mistakenly took arv more than dosage

Doc, a question please. I'm currently on lami/zido + efav. Tonight, I mistakenly took lami/zido at 745pm and 1045pm (supposed to be efav). What should I do? Can I still take lami/zido at 745am tomorrow?Another question, regarding adherence to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.To be sure, you should be taking your AZT/3TC (zidovudine/lamivudine) twice daily and the efavirenz once daily. You did apparently double dose the AZT/3TC, but so long as you're feeling ok in the morning, I'd... Read more »

Mistakenly took 2 doses?

One night last week I laid down to take a nap. I woke up later that evening and I couldn't remember if I had taken my meds, so I took my usual evening dose of 4 kaletra and 1 truvada, but now I think I might have taken 2 doses that night....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Taking an extra dose of an HIV medication on occasion is generally well tolerated and should not be a major issue (including with Kaletra+ Truvada). An extra dose of your regimen might trigger a little extra stomach/gut upset but should be OK. A... Read more »

mistaken diagnosis

i was misdiagnosed with cmv and was prescribe high doses of vancyclovir for three weeks. After three weeks i got a second opinion from a eye specialist in hiv infestions. after looking into my eyes he found no traces of cmv retinitis, and medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
My advice is to find an HIV experienced user friendly HIV doc to help you steer through your illness and to help minimize future medical mishaps. Hope you can recover from all of that OK and do well with your HIV meds. KH... Read more »

Recently stopped meds(2 weeks ago), starting to get "things", ie:(shingles, thrush, etc.)

I recently stopped meds due to, too many side effects. However, I am scared now because of the fact that I have had a breakout of shingles(w/ great dibilitating pain), on my left buttocks. I have had shingles at least 11 x's during my 20 yrs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Dave in Rochester, In general, I wouldn't necessarily tie the discontinuation of your HIV medications with the onset of shingles-- not an absolute, but it be less usual.On the other hand, discontinuation of your preventive acyclovir can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Man Mistakenly Told He Was HIV Positive Sues Laboratory

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, a Granite City, Ill., man is suing a medical laboratory for mistakenly informing him he was HIV-positive. Brett Bareford, 45, was wrongly informed he was HIV-positive after he submitted blood samples for testing during a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Lawsuit: Hepatitis Patient Mistakenly Got HIV Medication

Liver transplant patient Gregory Rossini has filed suit against New York University Medical Center (NYUMC), claiming the hospital's pharmacy gave him medicine for HIV instead of hepatitis C. The $2 million lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's state... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mistaken Assumptions and Missed Opportunities: Correlates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to identify the correlates of being HIV-positive but unaware among black and Latino men who have sex with men. These men were compared with HIV-negative MSM in bivariate and multivariate analyses. ... Read more »