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Types Of Herpes Virus

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Resistant Herpes

What is the treatment for resistant herpes when you have HIV
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are different types of herpes viruses (herpes simplex, varicella zoster, EBV, CMV, HHV6-8, etc.). There are also various types of resistance (resistant to usual 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 »


hi doc.i have questons can u help give me answers PLEASE your help is really needed here. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes reports. Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

HIV-Related Neoplasia: Advances and Controversies of research done around KS, and the virus that is thought to cause KS, human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8). HHV-8 is one of many types of herpes virus. The family of herpes virus is a group of similarly structured viruses that include... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has... Read more »
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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 »


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, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer! Read more »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...insignificant encounter, I developed a herpes outbreak in the corner of my bottom lip. I am pretty sure I already carried the Herpes virus, because I have had a fever blister before, but not often. I am now wondering, could I have gotten herpes... Read more »