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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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 an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't have any experience with Valtrex suppression of non-HSV infections in HIV-infected patients. For HSV suppression, most of our patients are on acyclovir or Valtrex and both of these medications work quite well. Your situation is somewhat... Read more »

viral load blip related to Herpes

Dear Doctor Holodniy-First, I want to thank you for your tireless efforts to help us all understand the ongoing issues related to living with HIV. I was diagnosed 2 and a half years ago with a VL at 86,000 and cd4 count of 486. I became...
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
Ongoing viral infections can result in an increase in viral load and usually a decrease in CD4 count. This happens mainly in people who are not taking HIV meds. In people on HIV meds and with undetectable viral loads, an elevation could still happen... Read more »

HIV + herpes

I love this website doc. I was diagnosed HIV + sept 2005 having just zero converted with usualo flu systems/rash. My counts have stablised to around cd4 600 with low viral load 14000 last count. I recently have had group spots in one area beside my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You should discuss the decision to start antiretroviral medications (HAART) with your HIV specialist. The current guidelines recommend starting HAART before the CD4 counts falls below 200. In asymptomatic individuals, it is not recommended to start... Read more »

Rash in eye socket and around nose and mouth

I stopped treatment of Sustiva/Combivir after 5 years of high T cells at 1100 with an undetectable viral load. This holiday lasted 2.5 years, my viral load skyrocketed to > 100k and T cells progressivly dropped down to 350. 5-6 months ago around...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
First, don't beat yourself up. You tried adrug holiday, and it could have worked. It didn't, and you started up your medications very appropriately.Now, there are three possibilities for your rash:1. It relates to some medication... Read more »
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IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »

Posible exposicion/faringitis viral y herpes bucal no confirmada

Posted by bradmars2013, 2 Replies
Buenas tardes,

Primero quiero comentar que la siguiente descripcion es mi primera relacion sexual con una persona, y no fue sexo vaginal o anal sino oral. Sino siendo, hasta el dia de hoy, virgen hablando en cuanto a penetracion.
Hace 1 mes le... Read more »

Que es el rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
que es el rash como se manifiesta que caracteristicas tinene tiene picazon etc etc????????? Read more »

Cuanto dura el rash?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hola!. Desde hace mas de un mes noto en la pierna en la zona de la ingle, un grupito de manchas rojas de unas 5 o asi en cada lado, es como las espinillas que duelen que salen del mismo color salvo que estas no duelen y son como manchas de la piel y... Read more »