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Ways To Prevent Herpes Simplex Virus

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and...
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My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I realized how remarkable you truly are Dr. Bob. As I was writing it hit me, you have been helping people on here for years! It is truly remarkable that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible.2. Herpes labialis and herpes genitalis are two distinct viruses. Herpes labialis (cold sores) is generally HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) and herpes genitalis is generally HSV-2. It's important to note that either virus, HSV-1 or... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...such that it would not really affect the ability of an individual to transmit the virus unless they were also infected with HSV. In that case, it can have an important effect by reducing herpes outbreaks, which can serve as a portal for the... Read more »

can i transmit the HIV virus with unprotected sex?

Dear Doctor, Thanks for taking the time to answer. I just need one more clarification. If I am HIV positive and because I took Valtrex couple of years back for fifteen days, does this mean that I won't transfer the HIV virus to my partner if I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The Valtrex you took a couple of years ago will have absolutely no effect on the transmission of HIV at this point in time. One does not relate to the other as the effect of the Valtrex on the amount of HIV in the body only lasts for as long as... Read more »

Herpes

Can you PLEASE explane what other then HIV would cause herpes inside the mouth about every 2 or three months??? My doctor is at a loss and we do not have a specialest that I know of here.
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...mouth, etc. If your culture is positive, the following may explain why you continue to have outbreaks. After primary infection, herpes simplex virus (HSV), enters a latent state and later may be reactivated by the following: sunburn on the lips,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...get more information? What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...also a common sign of any other infection that you can imagine. They occur in response to colds and flu's, coldsores caused by herpes simplex virus, sometimes acne, cuts and wounds, etc., whenever there is any kind of inflammation. In some... Read more »

hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »

HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted? I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by Anonymous
...Hepatitis C along with other sexually transmitted diseases such as; syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and hepatitis A, B, and/or C. There is the perception that if you are infected, HIV is... Read more »