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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Topical Testosterone

Hi Nelson,Six weeks after starting a new topical testosterone treatment my T level was just above 600. Five months later it dropped to 255. I'm not doing anything different. Why did this happen and what can I do? Thank you.Jeff...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Something is not right. Either the product you are using is not good, you are not taking it every day, or you are taking a medication that lowers your testosterone.Nelson... Read more »

Re: Topical Testosterone

Hi Nelson,The doctor ordered another test, now I'm at 331. The topical testosterone is Axiron. I'm using a new bottle, applying it the same everyday, no change with my other medications. The only difference was three days before the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
You are the third person this week that tells me their testosterone blood level is not increasing much after using Axiron. I will email the company about this since I think it is extremely strange that this is happening.I wonder if absorption... Read more »

HBV DNA Topics

My HBV DNA results was 3772 IU/ml (21000 copies UI/ml)so my state was?...
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
That is a low HBV viral load level. But you don't indicate why the test was obtained and whether you have received treatment. An isolated HBV virus test can't evaluate what is going on. I suggest you speak to a liver specialist.... Read more »

Related to meds, but off topic

I've been on Atripla now for 5 months. Zero reaction to date, I can even take it w/food. My counts are all in check (including a negative RPR test. So, my question; I now have developed welts over my back and chest. They don't bother...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Scott and thanks for your post.It would be pretty unusual to develop a new drug reaction 5 months into otherwise unremarkable treatment.The anatomic distribution of the rash suggests what we'd call a contact dermatitis-- namely something... Read more »
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New Topic: Has anyone ever taken PEP?

Posted by anxietyboy
Has anyone ever received Post Exposre Prophylaxis, for either a occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV???

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OFF TOPIC - pizza burn!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ouch! i just burnt my mouth roof with pizza!!! No it isn't erithematous candidiasis ;-) Any insight on treatment? (really :-))
Thank you very much in advance. Ah, by the way, in 10 days i'll have my conclusive test.

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w02

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Just tested positive for herpes...i wanna die

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please help...i just tested positive for herpes... 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 a possible PEP regime. Thank you all.

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