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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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Will genital warts eventually go away without treatment while HIV+ or stay?

I recently found out I am HIV+ and have already started taking medications (Atripla). Now I think I might have genital warts around and maybe in my anus. It's just been feeling itchy around there and when i examined it i noticed wartlike...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Anal warts will not go away after you start HIV therapy. In fact, the virus that causes warts is HPV and it remains active and troublesome even as CD4 cells increase.Talk to your doctor about getting the warts treated and also have him or her send... Read more »

will genital warts ever go away

I was diagnosed with genital warts, being treated on third round of acid. more new warts keep coming back every 3 months. Will this ever stop? How do I prevent another outbreak? Once cleared when and how often will they come back? Once clear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. BobHPV (Human Papillomavirus) July 2009What is HPV?HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact.... Read more »

Genital herpes+ HIV

I'm having genital herpes prior to being infected by HIV. The ulcerations appear on prepuce. The specialist has recommended to go for circumcision to hinder the lesions from coming. He also said that periodicity of ulceration would decrease...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That strategy may or may not be effective. Control of HIV infection with HIV meds would be the first course of action. Chronic suppression of HSV infection would likely be the next step.... Read more »

genital herpes and antibiotics

I have had genital herpes for about 3 years and was on zovirax suppression therapy. I recently decided to stop zovirax and at the same time I got bronchitis and was put on the antibiotic AUGMENTIN. About 3 days into my antibiotics I got a horrible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Antibiotics will not cause a person tohave a Herpes outbreak, nor will antibiotics cause a weakened immune system. Your outbreak was most likely due to two reasons. First was yourdiscontinuing prophylactic... Read more »
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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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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....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to deal with in a funny kind of way, i know the hiv... Read more »

Stay away from Adam4adam

Posted by dmdprman, 3 Replies
Thats how I met people supposedly negative who gave me HIV. Boy, if I could turn back time. But Im living and believing i will be ok and live a long life. Please advise your friends to stay away from that site as well. Read more »