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What Are The Different Herpes Treatment Options

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
Ask the Experts

herpes response to treatment

how lond does it take for herpes to start responding to treatment? CD4 COUNT BELOW 120OY
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treatment for routine herpes simplex with drugs like acyclovir usually results in fairly prompt improvement (several days). Herpes zoster responds perhaps Read more »

herpes outbreak and severe fatigue

I have only been positive for 5 months. I was diagnosed while acute. I was not put on medication due to my normal cd4s(913-1146 over three tests) and my low VL (undetectable -464-214 ppml) over 3 tests. I have had herpes about ten years with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune health. That means optimizing your diet and exercise program, getting adequate sleep and rest and decreasing stress. Herpes can flare with stress and inadequate rest/sleep and with being overextended at both work and play. If outbreaks are... Read more »

what the census on Acyclovir

Doctor,I was wondering what are the guidelines for Acyclovir? I have never had genital herpes and I have been taking Acyclovir for nearly two years just becaus emy Doctor says, sorry i don't believe in taking unnecessary medications.I can not find...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...absence of frequent or painful recurrences, I wouldn't suggest preventive therapy.It is also true that there are many differnet treatment options for HIV, this is the result of having 17 different medications to treat HIV and that patients, like... Read more »

advice please

hello doc. i have been hiv+ from last 3 years.recently i am taking stavidune 40mg,lamivdune 120mg,neverpie 200mg (twicw day)recently i made my viral load and count 6490 kmq viral loadand 270 cd4 count. i want to known which are the latest medecine...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...the use of protease inhibitors (either non-boosted or boosted).I would advise you to work closely with your doctor to discuss treatment options.Good luck, BY Read more »
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The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...CD4 cell levels can prevent many OIs from developing. Taking medication to prevent disease is called "prophylaxis." Effective treatment options are available in most cases if you do develop an OI. After you recover, you may still need to receive... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...restoration inflammatorysyndrome (IRIS). The reported infections include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). IRIS occurs in... Read more »
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... 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 »
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hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has 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 »

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 »