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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...However, this publication provides an overview of IRIS within the context of HIV disease. It presents ways to assess your risk and identify the condition. What Is Inflammation? Inflammation means to put on fire , and it's a complex response that results when your body attacks germs or repairs damaged tissue. A simple example of it is the redness, swelling and soreness that emerges around a cut as it's healing. For your immune system to...
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MI Disclosure laws for herpes

Its not hard to find disclosure laws for HIV. I cannot find the disclosure laws in Michigan for other STDs, such as herpes.I seem to be finding that a civil suit can be brought up for just about anything, but is non-disclosure actually illegal??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a one time mistake?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Thanks for your post. The issue of criminalizing HIV or HIV nondisclosure is complex and your arguments are the ones most often presented in support of criminalization. The reason I disagree is that... Read more »

Donation Just Made- Please Answer

Hi Dr. Frascino,I just made a donation; Verisgn ID# XXXXXXXXXXX. I just have a question about the HIV tranmission risk for insertive oral sex.My research indicates the risk is 0.5/10,000 exsposures. Is this correct? This sounds to be almost zero...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...METHODS). If you review the specific epidemiologic studies in this well referenced report, you'll get a better understanding of the complexity involved in these issues. So why do I quote the statistics that I do? Good question! The main reason is... Read more »

non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...is somewhat unusual because most people with HIV infection also have antibodies to HSV. When there is evidence of recurrent herpes infection, there is clear benefit associated with suppression of these outbreaks. It is difficult to ignore the... Read more »

Hi Bob...Any easy one

Hi Dr. Bob,I have what I think are two pretty easy questions for you. I developed all kinds of symptoms that I thought meant I had contracted HIV...Burning lips with sores on the inside, neuropathy, lung infection, and ongoing low grade fevers. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not your problem. No need for additional testing, unless there are extenuating circumstances.Your first question is a bit more complex. In general, the vast majority of HIV-positive folks develop anti-HIV antibodies. There are some false-negative... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms 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.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...you and the fetus. It is safe to use preventative medication for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and tuberculosis (TB). You may also take treatment for active tuberculosis when you are pregnant. As well,... Read more »
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Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. Read more »

Infeccion Herpes 1 alarga periodo ventana

Posted by peluza
...sentir una quemazon en mi uretra, fui a visitar al medico y me realiza un test completo de ETS ( gonorrea, clamidia, herpes 1 y 2, hepatitis (A-B-C) y VIH. Este test me lo realize a las 6 semanas. Los resultados fueron negativos menos herpes 1... Read more »

Herpes 1 and/or 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...intercourse. My question is: I have noticed some blister breakouts lately, something I didn't have before. Could it be HSV1 or 2, though the blisters showed in one of my toes the first time, and finger the second time? Also, after... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »