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What Are The Side Effects Of Genital Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can 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...
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atripla with valacyclovir

Hello, Two month ago i started taking meds for genital herpes. Since then I have increasingly had attacks of near migrain head aches, dizzy spells, and lightheadedness. are there any known side effects of combining these two drugs?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...post.Since your headaches seem to be timed to the start of valacyclovir (Valtrex) and since headaches are a commonly reported side effect of this medication, I'd conclude that Valtrex is the likely cause of your symptoms.You've not mentioned how... Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for years?I ask because I have been hiv+ for the last 7 8 years. I have been off of meds for the last 2 years because I could not tolerate the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Herpes simplex can remain latent for many, many years in some patients so that is a possibility though many other conditions can cause those sypmptoms so a thorough evaluation is recommmended. KH Read more »

Genital Herpes

Dr Frascino,How are you? I hope you are doing well.Quick question, can one get genital herpes from just skin to skin contact?I recieved a handjob from a masseuse but who knows how many handjobs she gives in a day and for some reason she didnt wash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? Yes, absolutely.As for whether your rub-a-dub-dub-and-tug gal washes her hands between clients, Read more »

Can HSV make me so tired??

Dear Dr. Kull,I was diagnosed a year ago with HSV when I had oral sex with my boyfriend (I am a female) while he was developing a cold sore on his lip (wasn't visible). Although my initial outbreak was tremendously painful, I continued in having...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...outbreak a person may experience flu-like symptoms. If your symptoms continue, talk to your doctor.The majority of women who have genital herpes do not pass it on to their infant; approximately 1 in 1000 births will result in transmission to the... Read more »
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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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...The results were inconclusive. In one study, cat'sclaw speeded the healing of people with herpes simplex virus(cold sores or genital herpes) and herpes zoster virus(shingles). A company that makes a purified version of cat's clawdid this study.... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and... Read more »
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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from someone they were involved with...... Read more »

Where Are the Good Drugs?

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...a second mortgage in order to pay for medication. If Im lucky enough to pay for them, then Ill have to deal with the crazy side effects. Are there any that don't cost a fortune, dont cause you have dreams about dead people, dont make you gain... 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 »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...great friends along the journey. As you all well know I have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone... Read more »