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What To Do When Diagnosed With Herpes

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Herpes

I recently got a diagnoses of herpes simplex-2 and I have HIV ...what should be my concerns?Also how contagious is it - can I pass it to others just by everyday contact?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks. Type 2 herpes (HSV2, herpes simplex type 2) affects over 50 million Americans, and a majority of people with HIV.HSV 2 is usally a genital Read more »

Elevated SGPT to 128

I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex, does Valtrex or herpes virus affect the rise in SGPT... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Very scared! I need you!

First i want to say I suffer from severe anxiety and am losing sleep over this. I used a public... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

... Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? What are the complications of genital herpes? How is genital herpes diagnosed? Is there a treatment for herpes? How can herpes be prevented? Where can I get more information? ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...effective antiretroviral treatments in the 1990s. HSV and HIV HSV is not one of the infections that are part of the official diagnosis of AIDS. However, people infected with both HIV and HSV are likely to have more frequent outbreaks of... Read more »
Connect With Others

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I Read more »

Scared

Posted by quattro, 2 Replies
...pain on my legs,arms, shoulders could this be too fast for hiv infection to show after 8 weeks or could this be herpes i was diagnosed with ,thnx any replay would be gretful:( Read more »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) Read more »

Hiv scared

Posted by quattro, 3 Replies
...after that i had strange burning in my penis i went to er after 6 days they perfomed all std test and hiv,well my test came diagnosed with herpes and uti i was given some antibiotics and my uti has cleared after this i went into totaly panic and... Read more »