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What Causes Herpes Recurrences

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Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested for HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not usually begin until there is damage to the immune system... Read more »

Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related... Read more »

Recurrent HSV

Doctor:I am HIV+, on HAART (Norvir, Combivir), currently an undetectable viral load, nadir cd4 of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Single-Day, Patient-Initiated Famciclovir Therapy for Recurrent Genital Herpes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

... Orally administered antiviral therapy for recurrent genital herpes outbreaks has traditionally consisted of twice-daily dosing for five days, the authors noted. However, recent Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...travels along the nerves to your skin. There, it makes more virus and sometimes new sores near the site of the first outbreak. Recurrences are generally much milder than the first outbreak of genital herpes. HSV-2 genital infection is more likely... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. Over time these recurrences usually decrease in frequency. It is possible that a person... Read more »
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 Read more »
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Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot... In December I had vaginal Read more »

Bad Start to the New Year

Posted by vern, 1 Reply
...red bumps on the head of my penis which had become eroded. I sometimes get this and think it is a manifestation of recurrant herpes. Does this increase the chances of getting HIV or is it just not possible to get HIV from getting blowjobs no... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
If anyone has any clues as to what's going on, please help me =/ Last time I had sex was about 4 months ago. We had sex at least 20 times, never a comdom =( About 1 1/2 Weeks ago I noticed tiny tiny "zits" on my foreskin region, although it was... Read more »

Oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
...unprotected BJ from a high risk person when finished I looked down and noticed what looks like a small pimple ( Probly my first recurrence). Is my risk for HIV infection higher then the usual oral sex encounter due to the presence of the possible... Read more »