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Treatment Options For Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
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OHL and on stable HAART

Hi Dr Keith,My Partner is HIV / HEP C positive and has been on Atripla for about under a year - CD4 500 and VL <50. His HEP C is the worst gene type to respond to treatment, so his doctor is waiting for new line treatment options. He has previously...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I would make sure he is seen by dentist to that the diagnosis is confirmed. Sometimes longer term use of anti-herpes medication is needed. If that doesnt help then topical treatments such as retinoic acid, podophyllin, or ablative therapies are Read more »

herpes outbreak and severe fatigue

I have only been positive for 5 months. I was diagnosed while acute. I was not put on medication due to my normal cd4s(913-1146 over three tests) and my low VL (undetectable -464-214 ppml) over 3 tests. I have had herpes about ten years with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune health. That means optimizing your diet and exercise program, getting adequate sleep and rest and decreasing stress. Herpes can flare with stress and inadequate rest/sleep and with being overextended at both work and play. If outbreaks are... Read more »

Immune to herpes medizine?

Hi guys! Hope someone can help me out here. Iv'e got Herpes simplex, in the genital area. My doctors have been trying to cure it but with no luck. I have been on Zovirax (acyclovir),Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir (famciclovir) and have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sometimes if you go off all meds for a while older meds will work again for herpes. You don't mention what your HIV situation is. If you have a low CD4 count, more effective HIV treatment could raise your CD4 Read more »

PN - Any Advice?

Dr Bob,Last week I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy - feet and hands. I'm on neuronton 100mg/3 times a day for pain. I'm not on meds yet because my T Cells are very high and VL low. Bob, do you have any experience with PN that may help me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possibilities.My words of wisdom would be to first reconfirm your diagnosis with an HIV-knowledgeable neurologist, and then to discuss treatment options (for instance, IGIV for CIDP, if that turns out to be the cause of your pain).I have the more... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...CD4 cell levels can prevent many OIs from developing. Taking medication to prevent disease is called "prophylaxis." Effective treatment options are available in most cases if you do develop an OI. After you recover, you may still need to receive... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...restoration inflammatorysyndrome (IRIS). The reported infections include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). IRIS occurs in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i 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... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »