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What Are Long Term Effects For Genital Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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what is the effect of long term use of PEPS?

I am Hiv Negative and my boyfriend is positive.since meeting my boyfriend 5 months ago ( june 2009) the condom has broken every month (at least 3 out of 4 times) that we use condoms despite following instructions on proper use of condoms and using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The condom has broken every month and you've been on PEP nearly continuously???? WHAT??? Have you checked the expiration date on those condoms? Did you buy them during the Reagan era? Condoms very rarely fail (break) when used properly. That... Read more »

Genital Herpes

I have been under lots of stress lately. I suffered of Herpes. I apply Acyclovir every 6 hours when I have an outbreak and it usually lasts 4 days. But lately I have sufferes about 4 outbreaks in the last 3 months. One month ago it was the most...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There has been a lot of interest in Herpes in HIV infected persons for years, for reasons that may be important to you. There is some evidence that herpes outbreaks, especially when frequent, may accelerate HIV disease. Most of this work was done... Read more »

Possible Long term consequences for short term use of HIV drugs?

(Follow up question) Are there any long term or permanant damage from taking HIV meds for one week. Permanant DNA damage? Should I not have kids?Permanent bone marrow damage? Are my bones likley ok?Anything else?ThanksThanks...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Anti-HIV drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, so there is always the theoretical risk of cancers developing many years later in patients who are on long-term therapy. Also, there are some acute side effects that can develop while on shorter term... Read more »

long term effect of HIV meds

What are the long term effect of HIV treatment on the liver, body and how long can one live with HIV infection. These meds seem to be very toxic. Sometimes I feel I was told the effects aren't that bad and that I can have a long life, just to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The truth is actually good news. We have gotten much better at understanding how to manage the side effects of the medications. Although it is true that some of the agents might affect the liver or cause the blood cholesterol levels to go up, we... Read more »
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long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It would be interesting to hear from anyone that has been on antivirals for a long time(more than 4 years continously)that have minimal or NO side effects. Physical(appearence wise as well as internal) IF anyone out there falls into this catagory... Read more »

long term side effects(lack of)

Posted by Anonymous
For women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while on... Read more »

PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »