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What Does Herpes Do Inside Your Body

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Any problems with jolt feelings inside body???

Posted by Anonymous
Any of u here have problems with a "jolt" feeling or "pin ball" effect going on in body?? Im trying to figure out what that is?? Could herpes cause this or anything else?? Read more »

dead inside already

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
god I'm so fucking depressed I need to vent somewhere...some how.. i'm 23.. diagnosed in june.. haldeling it ok some days others awful. I feel dead inside like what should I wake up for. I have this heavy burden of keeping this secret inside of... Read more »

Very empty inside

Posted by FLYEAGLE, 2 Replies
Hi All, just needed to let some feelings out, if this HIV don't kill me first my feelings will. I was just diagnosed positive about a month and a half ago, I have been in a relationship with my fiance' for almost two years, her test came back... Read more »

Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
Ok girls, I need some advice because I am a major WW. My guy friend and myself engaged in intercourse. We were both tested prior for Hiv..negative. Anyways, I shaved down there the day of the I have red little bumps on both sides.... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »
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Will person experiencing ARS HAS Detectable Anti bodies in the body (ELISA)? Another question inside which will help everyone in this forum!

Hi Dr, just a very simple question because i have been tested at the 4 weeks mark. I read from CDC that average for detection to occur is as early as 4 weeks.Ok, (1) Will elisa test pick up antibodies when someone is going through ARS (Rash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Even if the "average" for detection was as early as four weeks, as you suggest, "average" is certainly a long way from absolute. "Average" would still miss a significant number of people who ultimately will test... Read more »

how HIV survives inside the body

How does the virus survive inside the body? I know it uses a certain immune cell to replicate so if you were to somehow eliminate those from a person who is infected body then isolate them(so they can't get sick)would the virus eventually die...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I would suggest the following article on the body website describing the HIV lifecycle at as well as an interesting story of the Berlin patient, a man who was "cured" of his HIV by... Read more »

Hiv inside the body and blood transfutions

I tested posative for hiv in december of last year, since I have began taking Atripla and my viral load is now undetectable. Does Hiv die inside your body after time? and this may sound stupid, but I was curiose as to if draining my blood and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HIV travels in the blood like cars travel on a highway - top get from point A to point B. HIV lives and replicates in many tissues of the body including the lymph nodes, gut and brain. HIV medications do not kill the virus. They act more like... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions on Condom's inside...How risky???

Hey Dr. Frascino, First of all, I want to thank you for the great work you are doing with this site and your organization. Okay I had sex with a sex worker in Bombay, India. Well I knew it would be risky because there is a high...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ash,Your risk of contracting anything from the "OLD-NEW-Switcheroo" would be so astronomically small as to be essentially nonexistent. If you want to get HIV tested in three months, fine, but medically speaking, it's not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can... Read more »
Positively Aware

Caring for the Inside: HIV and Nutrition

I don't buy snacks when I shop, because once those snacks get in the house, I'm in trouble! -- Nancy Santiago, 55 Needle exchange staffer, Philadelphia Diagnosed with HIV in 2002 Nancy Santiago (Illustration: A.E. Kieren) Aging brings... Read more »

Inside the Activists' Summit: Empowering Women to Become Leaders in the HIV/AIDS Movement

How does one address the serious and ironic lack of input and leadership from women living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in policy making decisions? Well, the Campaign to End AIDS' (C2EA) Women's Advocacy Group has an idea. In just a few days'... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Telling the Truth: An Insider's Look at Disclosure

There I sat in an HIV support group meeting in Hollywood, mentally patting myself on the back and realizing that, compared to the guy who was sharing his story at the moment, I was pretty together. It was October 1992. We'd both been diagnosed about... Read more »