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What Is The Best Medicine For The Herpes Virus

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...the mouth. Transmission If you have genital herpes infection, you can easily pass or transmit the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have herpes play an important role in transmission because they are unaware they can infect a sexual...
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Herpes and HIV+

Dr. Feinberg,I need help. I have been HIV+ for about 10 years. I just found out that I have herpes. Does it mean that not only will I be positive for the rest of my life, but will I also have herpes forever also?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Both HIV and Herpes viruses are never cleared entirely from the body, no matter how successful treatment is. Unlike HIV, herpes has periods of dormancy Read more »

Vaccination Typhoid

Dear Dr.:I was vaccinated a couple of days before getting the HIV test against typhoid. Could that slow down the time to show antibodies on my test? Does Zelitrex, acyclovir, a medicine against the Herpes Simplex virus, interfere?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Neither the typhoid vaccine nor the medications will affect the HIV test. Read more »


Dr.Reznik,Can Herpes show up on the point of your tongue? For about 9 months I have been getting a row of small bumps ( sometimes they are in a semi-circle) they seem to become more red over the week or so, the taste buds in the area vanish to a...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...need to see a dentist who is experienced in oral medicine or pathology the next time these lesions occur. With this in mind, herpes virus outbreaks within the oral cavity tend to appear on keratinized tissues such as the roof of the mouth,... Read more »

Deep Kissing and Kaposi's Sarcoma

There was a recent report spread that HIV+ individuals can pass KS by deep kissing?. Is this true? Also is there a test to detect that you have KS or been exposed to it? If it similar to a Herpes virus isn't there going to be some latent...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...true that the New England Journal of Medicine (2000:343:1369) reported that deep kissing is associated with transmission of the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). The researchers studied gay men withOUT KS. What they showed is that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has... Read more »
Project Inform

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

...acyclovir on HIV in various tissues from the tonsils, lymph nodes, rectum and genital tract, all co-infected with various human herpes viruses. After treating HIV-infected cells with acyclovir, viral loads and RT activity were assessed. If the... Read more »
The Well Project


...opportunistic infections (OIs) in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. KS is actually caused by a virus called Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) or HHV-8. But KS behaves and is treated like a cancerous tumor. HHV-8 is transmitted through... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

... Charles S. Craik, Ph.D. UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors against the full Read more »
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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

KS quotation, Dr Dezube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...type of herpesvirus called HHV-8 or KSHV. It likes to reside in the oral cavity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the KS virus can be spread by deep kissing. HOWEVER, many viruses can be spread by kissing. If... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I warned you in my last post that if you persisted in being polite, intelligent and rational I would fall in love with you. Like all AIDS apologists you completely ignored my caution and posted yet another charming and well reasoned posting. Well,... Read more »