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What Drug Is Taken Daily To Prevent Herpes Outbreaks

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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herpes outbreak and severe fatigue

I have only been positive for 5 months. I was diagnosed while acute. I was not put on medication due to my normal cd4s(913-1146 over three tests) and my low VL (undetectable -464-214 ppml) over 3 tests. I have had herpes about ten years with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV, even relatively recent HIV, is a chronic viral infection and as such can contribute to fatigue. Just as the viruses that cause colds and flus make us feel tired and run down, so, too, can HIV. The difference is HIV doesn't resolve... Read more »

Can certain drugs taken prevent certain STDS from occuring?

Dear Dr. Frascino,I recently went to Asia and slept with a girl and had unprotected oral sex but protected intercouse sex. I am worried that I have contracted anything, from STDs to HIV. I got really scared the next day and went to a doctor in Hong...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jason,You had unprotected oral sex and protected "intercourse" sex and for that your Hong Kong doctor tested you for HIV-1, HIV-2 and syphilis (VDRL) the very next day???? Oh my . . . . And then you flew to the U.S. and a physician... Read more »

Experimental drug could potentially cure any viral infection (science daily.com)

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Franco.Yes, I have been following this line of research. It looks promising, but is still quite a long way away from even beginning human trials. If it makes it that far, there would still be a lengthy process to prove efficacy and safety before... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »
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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 I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »

"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

I didn't see this in the CDC daily update

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Jan. 11, 2001 - A designer protein that stops the AIDS virus from breaking and entering might make it as a last-ditch weapon in the arsenal against HIV, researchers said on... Read more »

HIV Prevention

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HIV Prevention

As an individual living with HIV for going on 19 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and
discrimination for nearly a decade. As well, creating awareness in the many issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. I... Read more »