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What If Herpes Goes Untreated

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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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Viral load in untreated patients

I wonder how many of the US HIV-patients are untreated, or is the major part of the patients involved in some kind of treatment with antiviral drugs?What is the average(or normal span) viral load value for untreated HIV-patients? Where can I find...
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
I would suspect that the majority in the US, are involved in some form of treatment. This is clearly not the case world wide. There is no "average" viral load per se. Every person infected has a different viral load level, which is... Read more »

Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol levels.Is this true and, if so, do they know why?Many thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated HIV is associated with low HDL (good cholesterol) levels and can be associated with low LDL (bad cholesterol) if the HIV disease is advanced (partially as a marker of deteriorating nutritional status). Why is not well worked out. Going... Read more »

Children Untreated

How long does a child born with HIV begin to show symptoms if they are left untreated because the parents had no knowledge that the mother was positive? What is the survival rate of a child like that? ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Just like with adults, there's no way to predict if or when a particular child develops symptoms of HIV. Most will develop symptoms if not treated within a few years of life.The only way to know about the child's... Read more »

undiagnosed and untreated for 12 years

am 62. My HIV/AIDS wnent undiagnosed and untreated for 12 - 15 years. How much worse will this be for me given the fact the virus fesstered for more than a decade? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is impossible to tell. Some people respond better than others no matter how early or late they start HIV medications. Starting at a higher CD4 cell count gives you a better chance at normalizing CD4 counts. But I have seen some people's... Read more »
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Suffering unknowingly from untreated STDs

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Symptomless STDs Go Untreated

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Untreated PCP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I have a friend who has made it known that he is refusing any further medical treatment. He has recently been diagnosed with PCP. Knowing that untreated PCP is a one way street, can anyone tell me what to expect, or even tell me what to tell... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi evrybody,

I am not sure how to begin as I am confused. I tested negative for HIV but positive for genital herpes. I am not even sure waht to do anymore

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hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes?
if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »