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What Are The Complications Of 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
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valtrex and tenofovir in normal kidney fx.

hey dr. bob. quick question:im newly hiv + with herpes type I. my regiment consists of isentress and truvada. no outbreaks from herpes so far, but if valtrex or acyclovir becomes necessary, will i have to stop taking the tenofovir component in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,With normal kidney function there is no reason to discontinue tenofovir while taking Valtrex or acyclovir for an outbreak (or even chronic suppressive therapy).Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV, herpes, Hep C

I am dating a guy who had hep C. I have herpes; I contracted it on my behind. The meds have controlled it, and I did not transmit it to a previous companion during the years that we were together. I am about to reveal my herpes status to my new...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think it is reasonable to stay on suppressive medications for your herpes. Hepatitis C infection can be uncommonly spread through sexual transmission. This is usually associated with traumatic sex or Read more »

% of patients living "normal" lives

Dr Young,What percentage of your patients that have no significant complications (herpes,drug/alcohol problems) are living "normal" lives with HIV? I see a lot of worried patients with complications on the forum. Is this the minority?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...depends on how one defines "normal"). Yes, the living well tend not to post their stories here, generally only those who have had complications.Nevertheless, as one recent example, I'd encourage you to look at today's post from our PML patient--... Read more »

Complicated Case Returns

Hello Dr. BobI am afraid this will sound clichd, but Dr. Bob I have visited your site often and I have to tell you in you I have witnessed the best of humanity, the absolute pinnacle you have opened my eyes to a lot of things and rid me of all my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worth the risk. 2. HIV specialists should be consulted, if PEP is started, to assess the risk, optimize the therapy, manage complications and interpret follow-up tests. 3. PCR testing is not recommended for routine HIV screening. 4. Never vote... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...or result from a cancer that has spread from another site in the body; cryptococcal meningitis; cytomegalovirus infections; herpes virus infections; neuropathy; neurosyphilis; progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML); and psychological... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...bleach and fabric softeners when doing laundry might also be useful. Several studies show that the sexually transmitted disease, herpes simplex virus (HSV) type II, may take an altered course in HIV-infected people. For instance, the painful... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated. I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test. The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? 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 on your lip... Read more »