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What Is Best Drug To Treat Genital Herpes

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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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Genital Herpes

I have been under lots of stress lately. I suffered of Herpes. I apply Acyclovir every 6 hours when I have an outbreak and it usually lasts 4 days. But lately I have sufferes about 4 outbreaks in the last 3 months. One month ago it was the most...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There has been a lot of interest in Herpes in HIV infected persons for years, for reasons that may be important to you. There is some evidence that herpes outbreaks, especially when frequent, may accelerate HIV disease. Most of this work was done... Read more »

drug interactions with supplements

I am currently taking Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir, Acyclovir, and Lipitor with great success. Is there any problem with adding the following supplements: Glucosamine, Fish oil, CoQ10? I have some arthritis setting in! Many thanks....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.This is a topic that is commonly asked, though relatively understudied. For this reason, I tend not to recommend a lot of supplements to my patients taking HIV medications, for fear of lowering the potency of the HAART.In this... Read more »

Acyclovir resistant herpes!!

I have acyclovir resistant herpes according to my physician, so he prescribed me Valtrex 1000mg twice a day for 30 days. Is this appropriate treatment? My insurance company will only pay for 14 days!...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If your herpes is found during testing to be resistant to acyclovir, Valtrex will not work. Valtrex is a pro-drug of acyclovir - meaning it gets converted to acyclovir in the body. Other choices include foscarnet (intravenous) and cidofovir... Read more »

Genital Herpes (OZONE THERAPY, 2011)

Can Ozone therapy assist in this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. Nor can it treat or cure any other disease. See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q208615.html">OZONOTHERAPY Y EL Dr. Frascino (OZONE THERAPY, 2010)</a>... Read more »
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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 5 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

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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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »

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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