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What Does Being A Carrier Of Herpes Mean

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am I a chronic carrier

I had the hep b virus in august 2004 - had been hospitalized and all. Just recently had following test and their results: HBSAG-NON-REACTIVEHBSAB-NON-REACTIVEBCORE AB - REACTIVEDNA VIRAL LOAD OF 1.6DOES THIS MEAN I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PASS THE VIRUS...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your surface antigen is nonreactive, you are not a chronic carrier. Your core positivity suggests past infection. However, since your surface antibody is negative, you have "isolated Hep B core antibody". This could mean past infection... Read more »

what is an" INACTIVE" carrier means?

what is the diff. bet in active and an INACTIVE carrier means? is it the same? pls... Read more »

what is in active carrier means?

gud am dra. what in active carrier means? am i allowed to work abroad if that 's my case?... Read more »
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Poll: Israelis Still Avoid Social Contact With HIV Carriers

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What Is a "Malignancy"? The word malignancy means a cancer. Specifically, cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that divide uncontrollably and may spread to other parts of the body. There are many kinds of cancer, which can involve just about any... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV Among Women in Tanzania

Given that infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is associated with an increased risk of acquiring HIV, the current study tested whether therapy to suppress HSV-2 might reduce the risk of HIV acquisition. The subjects of the study... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Help I dont know what these labs mean!!! *DELETED*

Posted by CountTheStars, 1 Reply
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reoccuring herpes breakouts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read somewhere that if you have herpes and you have reoccuring breakouts that can be an indication of HIV. Is there any truth to this? Read more »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Herpes. Thanks Read more »