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What Is The Best Medicine For The Herpes Virus

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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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what are the medicines to heal the virus hepa B

Dear doc,its been 2 yrs already as i was carrying hepa b virus.im so worried coz as of this time i wasnt healed yet of all those meds that i took.i plan to apply to a cetain company but the problem is my health.please help me on what are the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The current treatments for HBV include:pegylated interferon alfa 2aentecaviradefovirlamivudineOther new treatments are on the way and I expect a new drug - telbivudine - to be approved soon.... Read more »
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no treatment for viral eradication that is likely to be available anytime in the next several years. Several drugs/strategies are being studied in early trials-too early to determine outcome. KH... Read more »

interaction of medicines

Can i take in the same time acyclovir tablets for herpes zoster while taking combivir and efavirenz for hiv?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. Acyclovir has no significant interactions with your HIV medications and could be taken at the same time.Be well,BY... Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i am recovering and now getting well from several years of chronic fatigue syndrome, during this ilness i had a mono type viral infection caused by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site; consequently, I'll only respond very briefly. The reason I'm responding at all is that I'm concerned about the information you are getting from your "health expert."First off,... 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 »

Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking Combiver and Sustiva. The more I read about these drugs and their effects, the more I grow afraid of what MORE damage I could be doing to my body. CD4 count is around 202 and VL is something like 200,000. However, I feel great! I take... Read more »

herpes or something else?

Posted by maverick2323, 3 Replies
from last two days I had minor swelling on upper left portion on my lip. it has no pain no itching sensation till now. I had safe sex with 3 girls in last one month and from last one week facing fever weakness appetite loss and blood in mucus.taking... Read more »

reactivation of ebstein bar virus

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have high levels of herpe virus in blood no outbreaks
was exposed to hiv + and hep c+ with high viral loads
for both. If iam coinfected and reactivaton of ebv could i
have a delayed seroconversion. I also have a high white
blood count and platlet.... Read more »