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What Antibiotics Do For Peoples With Herpes

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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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HIV sores and antibiotics

I know that there is no cure for HIV/AIDS but can the sores people get from HIV be cleared up with antibiotics...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-There are many infections that could cause "sores" in people with HIV/AIDS and many can be cured and almost all can be treated. For example, Herpes virus can cause sores on the genitals or oral area and can be treated with... Read more »

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. First was yourdiscontinuing prophylactic... Read more »

antibiotic resistant herpes treatment

I, recently began iv-theraphy treatment w/Cidofovir, after 2 infusions the genital lesions don't appear to be improving, it seems to be getting worse? Is iv-foscarnet a viable option?, one online physician responded that my options are...
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
I assume, you have obtained the correct diagnosis, and that you are dealing with a documented drug resistant herpes virus infection. You also don't indicate if this is herpes simplex 1 or 2, or another herpes virus (i.e., CMV, etc). Assuming... Read more »

Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics

I just read the study that people with HIV are more than twice as likely to have an allergic reaction to antibiotics as HIV-negative people. Sulfonamides, cephalosporins and penicillin were found to carry the greatest...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Thanks for bringing this important piece of information to the attention of people visiting our site. I would just like to point out that most of the problems that were reported were with sulfonamide antibiotics (such as Septra or Bactrim). These... Read more »
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MPWHerpes.com, the best place for the people with herpes.

Posted by Emmajose, 1 Reply
Hi All,

I would like to share my experience with you all,

Well at first I didn't know what I was doing when I signed up for MPWHerpes.com. I didn't know if I was ready to date after I found out that I was diagnosed with herpes. I just wanted to get to... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »

ORAL THRUSH - from antibiotics or early HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After taking antibiotics for a while (different kinds were described when my uti did not go away) my tongue started to burn and it's white in the back. this has been going on for over two weeks. possible hiv exposure from unprotected sex a bit over... Read more »

Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
Hey all!

Looking for information and some of your kind words.
As I have mentioned in the past, last year, more or less around this time of year, I became quite ill with a strange kind of double pneumonia, one of the bugs was normal, but the other was... Read more »