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Tips On Preventing Herpes Outbreaks

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can...
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Please clarify this for me and other readers

Hi Doctor, thank you very much for the excellent work you are doing for millions of people across the globe. You are a blessing to humanity.To my questions: I had protected sex with my wife who is hiv positive. I had tested several times for over 10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not a risk. HIV cannot permeate intact skin, the only potential exception being intact skin at the site of a previous herpetic outbreak (see below). That your wife's HIV plasma viral load was suppressed to very low levels (96) on combination... Read more »

Good counts but too much herpes outbreaks

Hello there Mr. Holodniy, I would like to know your opinion about my case. I was diagnosed HIV+ in December 2005, not yet in HAART, VL and T-cells counts every 3 months since that, the higher VL at the moment was 2.000, the lower CD4 was about 600,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I had such a patient, I would recommend starting HIV treatment, or at the very least using acyclovir prophylaxis to prevent outbreaks. Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for years?I ask because I have been hiv+ for the last 7 8 years. I have been off of meds for the last 2 years because I could not tolerate the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Herpes simplex can remain latent for many, many years in some patients so that is a possibility though many other conditions can cause Read more »

Herpes possibilty

Hi Dr Bob!Hope you're well babycakes!A friend of mine is concerned about a recent flu like illness with new partner....that is no longer around.Before bothering you with this question, I searched the forums and found an answer to my question by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...different when examined by a physician. I'm always reluctant to give anything other than general advice about symptoms, OK?1.No. Herpes symptoms subside completely between episodes. Thinking you have a fever and actually having a fever are two... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Automated Network Could Predict Disease Outbreaks That Originate in Animals

...Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers' efforts to create an automated network to monitor animals in an effort to predict disease outbreaks because two out of every three human diseases "originated in animals." Tony Beugelsdijk, group leader... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...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 herpes play an important role... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...mosquitoes or any other insects -- even in areas where there are many cases of AIDS and large populations of mosquitoes. Lack of such outbreaks, despite intense efforts to detect them, supports the conclusion that HIV is not transmitted by... Read more »
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Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »

genital herpes pain

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
...virus is there but no visible sores. can anyone relate their herpes2 symptoms to me and how it progressed and how ofter you have outbreaks? i know of a great site - racoon.com - that i go to but i thought maybe someone here had what to add.... Read more »

Oral sex while experiencing Herpes Outbreak

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Received oral sex last night while experiencing a herpes outbreak. HIV status of other person is unknown and don't know wether there was blood in her saliva. Should I seek medical treatment for Read more »

Do I Have an STD from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...so this past May I got my first BJ from this girl I know. Well I had no symptoms of anything until this past week where the tip of my penis feel a little funny. I went to the clinic this past November to see if I should get tested for anything... Read more »