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What Percent Of The World Has Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million aged 12 and older in the United States have genital herpes infection, there has been a substantial decrease in cases from 21 percent to 17 percent, according to a 1999 to 2004 CDC survey. Much of the decrease was in the 14 to 19 year age group, and continued through the young adult group. NIAID Research on Genital Herpes The National...
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non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...is somewhat unusual because most people with HIV infection also have antibodies to HSV. When there is evidence of recurrent herpes infection, there is clear benefit associated with suppression of these outbreaks. It is difficult to ignore the... Read more »

Herpes I = Herpes II

I have herpes I (cold sores.) I've been told that if you have Herpes I you are not infected with Herpes II (genital herpes.) Is that true? Is it possible to have both?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is true that you can be infected with both HSV (herpes simplex virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penis of a person they are performing oral sex on, and vice-versa. HSV-2 may have a more severe course than HSV-1.Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1, mostly through non-sexual contact. Approximately 45 million, or one out of... Read more »

Really need your advice - aggressive herpes out break

Hi, I really need your advice. I saw the discussion on prednisone. I am on high initiation dose and then tapering next month to 30 to 40 mgs per day for a month, then 20 mgs a day before alternate days. Problem is that I got the worst herpes attack...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...on the drug long term, finding the lowest tolerable dose is essential.Certainly, for someone like yourself with a history of herpes outbreaks taking acyclovir, valacyclovir or similar agents during steroid treatment, even if you have no herpses... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

...circumstances. They analyzed their blood for evidence of HSV-2, HSV-1 (which causes cold sores), and chlamydia. They found 44 percent of the women with cancer had genital herpes as opposed to 25 percent of women without cancer. "HSV-2 infection... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...genital herpes infections each year. The rates of HSV infection have increased significantly in the past ten years or so. About 80% of people with HIV are also infected with genital herpes. HSV2 infection is more common in women. It infects about... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Over the past decade, the percent of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common... Read more »
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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...chance of infection from a single incident. If they didn't have any sores, the chance they were even infectious drops to 2 - 6 percent. The other information they passed on was to call them for the specific blood tests to get. Many doctors... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »