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What Is The Definition Of Herpes Simplex 1

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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's the best way to treat herpes simplex?

Dr. Bob, you and your savvy are legendary/heroic! I'm a healthy poz guy, and after 18 years, have a 560 CD4, and VL is undetectable. I also have anal herpes, and would like your take on recent studies on women; findings conclude that control...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Swede in Washington,Although definitive studies in men have yet to be completed, it certainly makes good sense to me! However, I support your doctor's approach! However, I should also note there are some special warnings about use of... Read more »

Can HIV meds cause false HSV IgG test results? (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2011)

Hi, I work in a crime lab and about three months ago I was accidentally exposed to biological fluids, so as a precaution I was put on HIV medication (Combivir) for 30 days as PEP. I recently just had blood test for STDs and it was negative for HIV,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Could the HIV medication have caused the false positive HSV results?" "Could the medication have caused my body to make antibodies for HSV?"The short answer to both questions is no! The longer answer is hell no! Regarding... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Herpes Simplex Type I infections are seen in association with HIV infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.Take care,DR... Read more »

Herpes simplex and ARS

Hi doctor Mark.My question is, 10 days after possible hiv-exposure I felt tired, got a running nose and a little fever (up and down, max. 38,5C)Duration about 12 -14 days.About a week later I got herpes simplex at my mouth.Not severe, and only in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Reactivation of herpes infections have been found to occur after many things including sun exposure, infections, stress, other diseases, etc. Thus, this finding is not specific for acute HIV infection.... Read more »
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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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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Riesgo de contagio al tener herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Quera consultarles respecto de la combinacin entre ambas infecciones. Yo sufro de herpes genital desde hace mas de 15 aos, he realizado tratamientos supresivos con aciclovir y valaciclovir con buenos resultados temporales.
En algunos articulos de... Read more »

elisas negativos y herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A raiz de una relacion con prostituta me diagnosticaron herpes genital. Elisas negativas a la los 21 dias y a los 64 dias. La pregunta es que tan confiables son las elisas negativas y si se alarga el periodo ventana por el herpes. Tambien les... Read more »