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What If The Doctor Tells You That You Have Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...just two or three times a day, but it is much more expensive than acyclovir. Famciclovir is another drug used to treat HSV. These drugs do not cure HSV infections. However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It also significantly decreases the...
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$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more carefree sex, why not just consistently use latex or polyurethane condoms???Regarding Herpes labialis (cold sores), your doctor is correct. It's extremely common. See below. I'll reprint some information from the archives that discusses... Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status does not prevent HIV transmission. Condoms prevent HIV transmission. I agree with the campus health clinic, your personal physician and Planned Parenthood. Being asymptomatic, whether you test positive for herpes or not, HIV transmission... Read more »

Wooooohoooooooo!!!!Thanks Doctor!

Hi doctor,I wrote you last month,I was the pregnant woman who 7 years ago had a Doctor telling me that because of my Genital herpes,he was sure that I was HIV POSITIVE.I go my blood test back today and is negative.Im so happy!!!!!!I was living in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,WOOOOO-HOOOOO and congratulations! Excellent news! You might want to call that insensitive, incompetent clod of a doctor who scared the bejesus out of you and tell him his advice was not only wrong, it was devastatingly destructive and... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?Thanks
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.Take care,DR Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can be so... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

...medicamentos no curan la infección con el VHS. Sin embargo, pueden disminuir la duración de los brotes y hacerlos más leves. Algunos doctores recomiendan el uso de una "terapia de mantenimiento" (medicamentos anti-herpes a diario) para las... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...protected by the vaccine. Also, Gardasil™ does not protect against less common HPV types not included in the vaccine. Therefore, doctors still recommend regular Pap smears to detect changes in the cervix (dysplasia) before they become... Read more »
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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 »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi all I know this may not be the right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital Read more »

genital herpes pain

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
...hi, if anyone - male or female - has genital herpies2 can you tell me if you have ever had any of these symptoms .... a lower spine (tail bone) pain? i got h2 3 months ago (along Read more »

cankers/ herpes/hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tongue. i am completely distraught and terrified. they look like red patches and a little white around some of the edge. i've seen doctors and a dentist and am using a specail toothpaste at the moment for canker sores, but this morning is worse... Read more »