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What Does It Mean If You Have Herpes 2 Virus

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...While some scientists are carrying out clinical trials to determine the best way to use existing medicines, others are studying the biology of HSV. NIAID scientists have identified certain genes and enzymes (proteins) that the virus needs to survive. They are hopeful that drugs aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital...
Ask the Experts

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV is actually quite modest and indirect, such that it would not really affect the ability of an individual to transmit the virus unless they were also infected with HSV. In that case, it can have an important effect by reducing herpes... Read more »

Can get new Virus?

Hye there,My name is Mat, i'm from Malaysia.i'm +ve Hiv, if i having sex with someone which is +ve too, can i get a new HIV virus from him/her?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immunity against that virus. Re-infection occurs almost constantly, however, in some types of infection, such as the cold or flu viruses, because each new version of those new viruses is substantially different from the last. This is why a person... Read more »

Gay club and laying dormant? (DORMANT VIRUS)

I french kissed this really hot gay dancer (I'm a straight women) for a few seconds about 2 years ago. My friend told me this person has hiv. We were dancing and he was sweating. Is the french kiss/and sweaty dancing a risk? I worry if the kiss had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I help fight HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow... Read more »

Does this mean i cant transfer the HIV virus?

Dear Bob, Just saw an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I am at a complete loss as to how you could make such a ludicrous assumption based on what's written in that summary report!The preliminary study found evidence suggesting Valtrex may "modestly" suppress HIV viral load. To make the quantum... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...TB and other mycobacterial infections, accounting for about 2 in 5 of the total IRIS cases. However, many other bacteria and viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions,... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...immune system to better recognize HIV.Many scientists believe that this should improve and stimulate the body'sresponse to the virus. Although data released so far have been disappointing,several new types of therapeutic vaccines are being... Read more »
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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
...short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect the virus at that time? Thanks. Like others of you I went through this a few years ago as well and promised that I would... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
...many cases of anxiety-induced fever, pharyngitis, or lymph node enlargement. Moreover, in your opinion, do you note that other viruses (e.g., adeno, coxsackie, pox, emergent newer viruses, etc.) are on the rise which might serve to explain these... Read more »

What is cmv virus

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi I have one question and if someone would be so kind to answer it i would really appreciate it, is cmv virus a virus like herpes or syphilis or only people with hiv develop this virus or disease thank and sorry for my ignorance.bj Read more »