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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...in women. It infects about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, especially those over 50...
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herpes simplex/fungal infection

Dear Doctor,I have been on HIV treatment now for 1 year and a half. When i started i used to take TRimune but i had severe lipoatrophy so my doctor changed me to ATRIPLA 6 months ago. The first month after the new treament all was fine but now i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of the rash and further history. The rash has some features of herpes which generally responds to acyclovir. There are some forms of auto-immune disease where rashes related to menstrual cycle are reported. What you describe is not commonly... Read more »

herpes scare

following a 2 sec sexual exposeure with a woman(which burned)I have had a red rash on underside of my penis (following urithra) for two months, and red rash on genitals they are also "sweaty". also having mild discomfort after urinating and a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your best bet is to see a doctor while you are experiencing your symptoms. It is too difficult to guess what is going on with you.RMK Read more »

Your room mate has herpes and uses your towell. What do you do?

What about a room mate with herpes who shares the bathroom and dishes? What conceivable risk could ever happen? How do you know? What precautions might be taken?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are NOTtransmitted through toilet seats, towels, showers, dishes, and other forms ofcasual contact, you don't need to take any precautions. You are not at riskof infection from any form of casual... Read more »

Herpes Simplex in corners of mouth

I have been positive for 5 years and not on meds yet. For the past six months I have developed cold sores at the inside corners of the mouth. The severity seems to fluctuate and is very irritating as the skin cracks and sometimes bleeds. I have...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...acyclovir tablets, and not acyclovir ointment. If it were due to herpes, you could only really expect a response from the pill form. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...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 herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

...while in several high-profile experiments the drug failed to prevent HIV infection. The herpes virus changes acyclovir into a form that works against HIV, said study co-leader Dr. Leonid Margolis of the National Institute of Child Health and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...and blockages. If KS blocks lymph nodes, it can cause severe swelling of the arms, legs, face, or scrotum. The most serious form of KS is in the lungs, where it can cause a serious cough, shortness of breath, or an accumulation of fluid that can... Read more »
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Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »

Troubled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...opinion. I had unprotected anal sex (female) and one week later i had hepres on my mouth (moustach area). I'm having herpes form 1996 and like once a year i have these symptoms. But i had like two years to have herpes and this kind worried me.... Read more »

uh oh.....plz not herpes :(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...legs. Worst of all.....there is a very painful dime sized sore on the crevisce between my balls and thigh. Is this probably herpes? Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All, After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis. Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the skin of my penis, sort of rough and then goes away and then comes... Read more »