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What Reactions Do You Have With Herpes

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Re-Allergic Reaction To Bactrim

Thanks Dr. Young. His current regimen consists of:Truvada, Invirase (2000mg) and boosted with... Read more »

Severe reactions to Crixivan?

Dear Dr. Gallant, I am someone who has been positive 5 years and have always treated myself... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

A cheap, generic treatment used against herpes can also lower HIV viral load, researchers reported Wednesday. However, acyclovir works against HIV only in tissues that are also infected with herpes. The findings could help explain why some studies... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El herpes simple se refiere a un grupo de virus que infecta a los seres... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Inflammation

What Is Inflammation? Acute and Chronic Inflammation HIV Causes Inflammation Leaky Gut Syndrome Measuring Inflammation Treating HIV Inflammation The Bottom Line What Is Inflammation? Inflammation is an early response to infection... Read more »
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HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've just been diagnosed with both HIV and Herpes, however, my mind is in whirl and I can barely remeber anything my Doctor said to me other than starting treatment with drugs called Truvada and Sustiva - are these a potent, durable combo - if... Read more »

swollen lip nd Herpes Zoster

Posted by LLsexyLL, 1 Reply
On Wednesday I was just sitting and chatting with my colleague at work when I felt a funny sensation on the left part of my bottom lip, and then my lip just started swelling . I looked ridiculous like half my lip had been stung by bees. Three hours... Read more »

oral herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a possible exposure about 8 weeks ago. A little over 2 weeks after, I got 2 oral sores. They went away in about 2 weeks, and 2 more came in their place. Those lasted about a week.
Now I have another one (again, at 8 weeks ). The only other... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »