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What Not To Eat When You Have Herpes

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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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hiv positive w/ herpes in chest

Last May I started having problems eating. I would get horrible chest pains. It got to the point where I couldn't even drink water. I was put in the hospital and then they found out that I have herpes in my chest. It's not in my mouth or...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It sounds like you have had herpes in your esophagus, the swallowing tube that runs through your chest to your stomach. It is not common, but not rare, to have it show up only in the esophagus, and I know that it is very painful and debilitating. As... Read more »

Extreme Bloating after eating

I am currently on Ziagen, Epivir, Rescriptor, Acyclovir, and Prilosec. My most recent viral load was <50 copies and my T cell count was 950. The Ziagen was added to my medication after being taken off Sustiva (due to insomnia and headaches)....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for any evidence of H pylori disease, pancreatic insufficiency, or any GI infections (such as parasites). Your HIV meds don't usually cause the symptoms you describe but occasionally that is seen but that is a diagnosis... Read more »

herpes and transmission

I read that the presence of herpes or other stds, even though not active ,can increase the possibility of hiv transmission.Would oral herpes make casual contact such as sharing drinks with + person a risk for transmission?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
It is true that the presence of other STDs increase the possibility of HIV transmission. To answer your question though, if a person with active oral herpes shares a glass or eating utensil with someone who is HIV+, there is not an increased chance... Read more »

HIV & Herpes

Dr. Bob, Thank you so much for this amazing service you provide. I hope this doesn't sound like a foolish question, I just want to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. A roommate of mine was recently diagnosed with genital herpes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your question is not foolish. Here's the scoop. Having genital herpes (like several other sexually transmitted diseases) can increase the risk of transmitting or acquiring HIV sexually. However, there is no risk of HIV transmission from... Read more »
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This is eating me alive.

Posted by SuddenlyTragic, 1 Reply
I'm a 21 year old man, with quite a few worries....and the Internet has made them worse. I've been almost obsessively trying to find some kind of diagnosis, for what my body's been doing- for some piece of mind. It starts as a very poor, drunken... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »

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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WHAT CAN YOU EAT ???

Posted by Sunshine87, 3 Replies
IM TRYING TO FATTEN MY BROTHER UP HE HAS STOPED EATING AND FOR THE PAST 2WKS HE HAS EATING NOTHING BUT SOUPS SOMETIMES HE KEEPS IT DOWN SOMETIMES HE DOES NOT. powerade and gatorade AND WATER IS ALL HE HAS BEEN DRINKING BUT AGAIN HE DOES NOT KEEP IT... Read more »