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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,
Ask the Experts

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

herpes and others

how do i get tested for herpes and syphlis
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The test for syphilis is a simple blood test.The diagnosis of Herpes simplex usually involves examining the lesions, which can be oral, vaginal, anal or on the penis. The Read more »

herpes and hiv

I have had hiv for 2 years and my viral load is low and cd4 is high. im not on meds. I was just diagnosed with herpes type 2 by a blood test. I have had no symptoms of herpes. Is it easy for me to transfer herpes to my partner? I also have...
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
What was the exact test that was performed on your blood sample? It is not clear from your description that you actually have an acute case of HSV2 or just past evidence of exposure. Read more »

6th time donation on the way

Hi doc I am asking queations 6th times alredy and i know that you can't answer all but please (donation on the way) I slept with a girl almost 10 months ago and two weeks ago I took blood test for common std's and I was diagnosed with herpes type 1...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for a reply. Yep, you guessed it: your answer has been waiting for you all along in the archives. Just to briefly review: a herpes infection will not alter HIV test results, ability to make anti-HIV antibodies, or the duration of the window... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...sure whether you have been infected is to get tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...monitor for these side effects carefully. Your viral load and CD4 counts should also be tracked. Usually, your doctor will order blood tests one month after you start treatment and then every one to three months. You're Already on Anti-HIV Drugs... Read more »
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Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...Should I assume it is razor burn?? Doesn't herpes really hurt and is accompanied with fever? I am a wreck. I want to have a blood test, but I am told I need to wait. Has anyone else had this happen? Also it was not near my vaginal opening at all,... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now Read more »

Herpes?

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 »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »