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What Doctor I Should Go To For Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...just two or three times a day, but it is much more expensive than acyclovir. Famciclovir is another drug used to treat HSV. These drugs do not cure HSV infections. However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It also significantly decreases the...
Ask the Experts

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status does not prevent HIV transmission. Condoms prevent HIV transmission. I agree with the campus health clinic, your personal physician and Planned Parenthood. Being asymptomatic, whether you test positive for herpes or not, HIV transmission... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?Thanks
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.Take care,DR Read more »

herpes maybe

what about sores mainly on the buttocks area. not blisters more like a zit like sores that have a hard bump inside your skin
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between blemishes/zits and herpes lesions if you are not an experienced medical doctor. If you think that you are at risk for herpes and have questions about possible symptoms that you are... Read more »

Herpes

Please Help Doctor.Is herpes a fairly easy disease to contract while wearing a condom? Hope you can help.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...A condom does provide some protection against Herpes infection. However, the protection depends on using the condom correctly. If a sexual partner has active Herpes lesions, the Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can be so... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

...medicamentos no curan la infección con el VHS. Sin embargo, pueden disminuir la duración de los brotes y hacerlos más leves. Algunos doctores recomiendan el uso de una "terapia de mantenimiento" (medicamentos anti-herpes a diario) para las... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...help with outbreaks and reduce transmission to partners. Blood testing for HSV-2 is not recommended for most people, but a doctor may recommend a blood test if you: have a sex partner with known genital herpes infection are HIV-positive are... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasil™ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become... Read more »
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Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi all I know this may not be the right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital Read more »

need help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I noticed a small dark spot on my penis I went to the doctor he said it looked like a skin tag , could this be herpes , its small and looks dark and it doesnt hurt and there is no fliud Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i have dry skin on the head of my penis and some if it came of by picking it off and some didnt could this be herpes or herpes viral shedding? please help Read more »