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What Does Herpes Do To Immune System

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herpes can weaken immune system

Okay since it is not likely I can get rid of your equally adorable partner and given I am not your flavor and therefore will never marry me me :( can I address something you said in a recent post that I found puzzling. Since herpes infection is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Herpes does not use, abuse and destroy CD4 cells like HIV. These are two very different viruses.2.True. As CD4 counts fall, the immune system deteriorates. However, this has nothing to do with herpes.So are you way off on this??? Yup. Way off on... Read more »

How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with... Read more »

herpes test

Dear carol, Is a neg antibody for herpes 1 and 2 at 105 days a conclusive outcome outcome? No... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...Complications Genital herpes infections usually do not cause serious health problems in healthy adults. In some people whose immune systems do not work properly, however, genital herpes outbreaks can be unusually severe and long lasting. ... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

... Reviewed October 2008 The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve... Read more »
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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd 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 »

two immune systems?????

Posted by Anonymous
...I think there are two immune systems. One that fights colds, flu's and stuff like that. The other fights OI's (opportunist Infections). So, that would explain Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now Read more »