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What Is The Life Span Of A Person Infected With Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes can have substantial emotional effects on you and your sexual partner, whether or not you have symptoms. Proper counseling and treatment can help you and your partner learn to cope with the disease, recurrent episodes, personal relationships, and fertility issues. Treatment Although there is no cure for genital herpes, your health care provider might prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat your symptoms and to help prevent...
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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to... Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...125) usually goes up, which can make it easier to transmit HIV to others. How Is HSV Transmitted?HSV infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the... Read more »

HERPES attacks

Is it normal for an HIV + person to shed of his Herpes virus. Or will the herpes just keep getting worse due to poor immune system?Thanks
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Herpes infections are not curable even in HIV-s; once you have the herpes virus, you have it for life. With suppressive medication for herpes it is possible to control the frequency and severity of the outbreaks whether you are Read more »

Delayed-reaction herpes

Hi, Doctor, What are the odds for a person to have an Genital Herpes outbreak, after no sex for 10 years? Could the virus lay dormant for 10 years and then become symptomatic? Thanks for your time!
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Yes. Once you are infected with a herpesvirus, it's with you for life. It can remain dormant and then re-emerge later on. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...load. It might also reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. How Is HSV Transmitted? HSV infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...responsible for most of the deaths in people with AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...more frequent and more difficult-to-treat herpes breakouts than HIV-negative women. Studies have found that, in HIV-positive people who also have herpes, just treating HIV does not necessarily lessen the number or severity of herpes outbreaks.... Read more »
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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...worried about HIV. I have had a HIV DNA PCR at 2 months and two 3rd generation ELISA's at 11.5 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. People have different notions about window period and I really want to go by science and what it suggests as far as... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
...get a blood test done, and if needed, medication, but I have no health insurance, 21, going to school, just trying to live my life. =( I'm almost positive already that it is, but I don't know what to do about the cost for the medication and... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi evrybody, I am not sure how to begin as I am confused. I tested negative for HIV but positive for genital herpes. I am not even sure waht to do anymore Read more »