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What Antibiotics Do For Peoples With Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...(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 occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50...
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genital herpes and antibiotics

I have had genital herpes for about 3 years and was on zovirax suppression therapy. I recently decided to stop zovirax and at the same time I got bronchitis and was put on the antibiotic AUGMENTIN. About 3 days into my antibiotics I got a horrible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Antibiotics will not cause a person tohave a Herpes outbreak, nor will antibiotics cause a weakened immune system. Your outbreak was most likely due to two reasons. Read more »

cd4% down Tcells Up

I have been postive since 1999. I have been on the same meds (epivir viramune and zerit) since that time. I also cycle the drugs (STI - 4months on, 3 months off). three years ago I contracted herpes from an unfaithful wife. It seems that when I take...
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
...percent. Although you say you went back on meds, you don't indicate whether this was just HIV meds or valtrex as well. Some people who have continued herpes replication (could be asymptomatic shedding), require continuous treatment. That in the... Read more »

Quick little follow-up to HIV and Herpes

Hello, Doc. I greatly appreciate your response to my question about herpes and hiv just recently posted. Your answer was very clear and reassured me in so many ways. I did want to ask a follow up question since I did not ask it specifically in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello again,A herpes infection will not alter HIV test results. The risk, even with the guy whacking off before he touched you, is still extremely Read more »

HIV and Staph infection

Hi. Thank you for your time. Three and a half months ago I had a brief sexual encounter with a guy who was recovering form staph infection and also had herpes, but neglected to tell me that. We had unprotected sex once and he did not ejaculate...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...tested (as you have) is a good idea. If yourtest is negative, you will still have to be tested again at 6 months, sincesome people with HIV can take as long as 6 months to show positive on thetest. Keep in mind that this guy's symptoms may be... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...more frequent and more difficult-to-treat herpes breakouts than HIV-negative women. Studies have found that, in HIV-positive people who also have herpes, just treating HIV does not necessarily lessen the number or severity of herpes outbreaks.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV infection -- about one in five people over the age of 12. The US Center for Disease Control... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had sex with infected people, or has sex with men. Women should protect themselves against HIV infection. Having male sex partners use... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...supports research on genital herpes and HSV. Studies are currently underway to develop better treatments for the millions of people who suffer from genital herpes. While some scientists are carrying out clinical trials to determine the best way... Read more »
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Ahh.. Do I have herpes!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
so yesterday Im about to take a shower and thats when I see a pimple on my penis.. on the shaft.. the top part, just before where the hair is.. so anyways.. I went to the doctor's and he had a look and he told me, with extreme confidence, that it... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes 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 »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »