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What Is Herpes Simplex Type 2

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Herpes

I recently got a diagnoses of herpes simplex-2 and I have HIV ...what should be my concerns?Also how contagious is it - can I pass it to others just by everyday contact?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks. Type 2 herpes (HSV2, herpes simplex type 2) affects over 50 million Americans, and a majority of people with HIV.HSV 2 is usally a genital infection and can spread Read more »

$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.... Read more »

Herpes

I just got blood test result for HSV2 virus.It reads Anti-HSV2 lgG: Ratio 2.09Anti-HSV2 lgM:... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

... The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

... Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific Read more »
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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response. Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...diaphragms, which may help prevent women's acquisition of HIV by preventing viral exposure of the cervix; prophylactic suppression of herpes simplex virus type 2, which significantly increases the risk of HIV transmission; and prophylactic... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
...rates, for example, strongly follow patterns of sexual behaviour and those of other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes simplex virus-2. In addition, children between 5-14 years, who are generally not yet sexually active, have very low... Read more »