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What To Do About Herpes On Face

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Valtrex and Raltegravir/Truvada

I sometimes have outbreaks of herpes on my face . I am in the beginning stages of an outbreak now and I wonder if it is OK to take Valtrex for 3 days like I normally do. I currently am on Raltegravir and Truvada. I have only been on medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is usually safe to take Valtrex with raltegravir/Truvada-risk for interactions is low. KH Read more »

Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself... Read more »

Herpes Zoster at 14 months (resubmitted from other forum)

Dear Dr.My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...minority of cases, but most people have no recognizable symptoms. The prevalence of the condition is also concerning because it facilitates the spread of HIV -- doubling the risk that a person will contract HIV when exposed to it. HSV-2 can also... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it... Read more »
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got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...7 I have been running a temp between 99.1-99.9 fahrenheit. Is that a concern? Once in a while I'll get slightly red at the face and neck. My lymph nodes aren't swollen and I have no other symptoms, but I still have myself convinced I got... Read more »

herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would a herpes rash disapear after a day ? Read more »

alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, A couple of years ago, I started noticing patches of hair on my face disappearing. Later I realized it is called Alopecia Areata. Also, I found out that I have herpes. 2 years have past since then Read more »

stigma

Posted by polywog, 6 Replies
I tested poz march 31/06/ still emotionally roller-coasting/ depression/fear, anxiety etc./ doc says i don't need meds likely for 3 - 5 years or more. Reading these posts have been so helpful - there are heroes on these boards - truly. When all... Read more »