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Vaccine 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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Oral Cancer and Herpes

I recently finished an experimental vaccine study with modified dendritic cells. I had to stop all my anti-virals for 6 months. My T-cell count was 720 when I started the study, my viral load was undetectable, and my percentage was 32%. At the end...
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
...You don't indicate how the diagnosis of a "herpetic outbreak" was made. Was this just by clinical exam or was a smear or culture performed from one of the lesions? If the diagnosis Read more »

viral load and t cell count

my viral load and t cell count keep going up and downmay 2009 2900vl and 320 t cell , july 2009 undetectable and 355, aug 2009 420vl and 328. i go back for more blood work oct 2009. what should i talk to my doctor about changing meds or do retest....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...are in the low 100's are often either lab errors or the result of minor activation of the immune system (such as vaccinations, herpes outbreaks, minor infections). Provided that you otherwise feel well and have been adherent to your medications,... Read more »

Shingles vaccine

Hi Dr. Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for an hiv+ male with a cd4 count around 750 and an undetectable VL (with meds)? I'm 55 and had a relatively mild bout with Shingles about 20 years ago. Thank you.
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...zoster, to prevent persons with acute zoster from developing PHN, or to treat ongoing PHN. Recipients should not be on anti-herpes medications at the time of vaccination. There is a spcific contrindication for 'persons with AIDS or other clinical... Read more »

Varicella (chicken Pox) Vaccination

Dear Dr. Henry,Thank you very much for your reply on the topic "just started treatment and very concerned".I have anoher question for you, my cousin (HIV+) who just started her treatment 2 weeks ago with combivir and Sustiva, is asking me about her...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...suppressed (such as your cousin with a good CD4 count and now on treatment with a low HIV level) can be safely vaccinated with the herpes zoster vaccine. I don't recommend use of Sustiva if a women is planning or hoping to get pregnant (due to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Fails Major Clinical Trial

... Researchers said on Thursday that an experimental vaccine to protect women from genital herpes disease had failed in a Phase III trial. GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactured the candidate, said it is abandoning its work on Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Herpes Vaccine May Help Prevent Infection in Women

...An experimental vaccine for genital herpes may help limit the spread of the incurable disease, which afflicts one in five adult Americans. The vaccine prevented infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Joyner-Kersee Supports University's Efforts to Create Herpes Vaccine

...Jackie Joyner-Kersee has joined researchers at Saint Louis University to lend support to their efforts to eradicate genital herpes. Joyner-Kersee said she thinks efforts to educate about the disease and to create a vaccine ultimately can improve... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Vaccine Trial Needs 7,500 Women

...Diseases is working with GlaxoSmithKline to find a rare population of women -- those who have never been infected with genital herpes or the cold sore virus, both of which are incredibly common. Researchers hope the new vaccine will win approval... 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 »

Vaccine Trials

Posted by squanderer, 1 Reply
... Looks like Merck, has a vaccine in Phase II trials. Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, fever... Read more »

8 week negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need questions answered. I have had a risky encounter about 11 weeks ago - unprotected insertive anal. Have tested negative at 28 and 60 days so far. Continuing symptoms include: frequent urination, bowel movements, white tongue, weight loss,... Read more »