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What Happens To Affected Areas Of Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV infection -- about one in five people over the age of 12. The US Center for Disease Control...
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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to your situation.2.... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...genital tissue that did not have herpes lesions from the same patients.Previous research has demonstrated that immune cells involved in the body's response to infection remain at the site of genital herpes lesions even after they have healed. The... Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US... Read more »

when does herpes strikes..?

Dear Doc, May I ask and know when does herpes virus would strike on during the HIV infection when does it occurs in the body? and also in the mouth? What particular part in the body does it commonly appears aside from the mouth?? (on the head of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...course of HIV infection. There are severaal types of herpes simplex viruses. One of them more frequently infects the genital area (can involve the vagina, cervix, anal and rectal areas as well) while the other form more often involves the oral... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...tiny amounts of drug are encased in small fat bubbles (liposomes). The drugs last longer in this form and seem to move to the areas where they're needed. Some side effects are reduced with liposomal forms of drugs. Can KS Be Prevented? It is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...stage of the disease (i.e. the person is HIV+ but has no symptoms at all). However, some people progress to the next stage, involving generalised lymphadenopathy, which is often the only clinical symptom. In general it takes 10-15 years to... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
...gotten 2 red dots on the top left side where the "small zits" were. I think I've noticed more of a regular itch in my crotch area, unless I'm just 24/7 paranoid because of what I've recently read in the past few days.. I haven't masterbated in... Read more »

"It's been one crazy year for me"

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...letting me know something was wrong indeed. On April 10th I got tested for Herpes 2 because I developed a tingling in the vaginal area and a yellow discharge. My test came back pos for both the herp and Claymadia. My doc told me that the herp was... Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »