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What To Do When Herpes Simplex Spreads

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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 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
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$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sores), your doctor is correct. It's extremely common. See below. I'll reprint some information from the archives that discusses Herpes simplex and its relationship to HIV.I'm delighted you are such a loyal fan and that you'll be making a... Read more »

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 infection and can spread Read more »

herpes simplex/fungal infection

Dear Doctor,I have been on HIV treatment now for 1 year and a half. When i started i used to take TRimune but i had severe lipoatrophy so my doctor changed me to ATRIPLA 6 months ago. The first month after the new treament all was fine but now i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough to answer with any confidence without an examination of the rash and further history. The rash has some features of herpes which generally responds to acyclovir. There are some forms of auto-immune disease where rashes related to menstrual... 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
...There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...type 2 from men to women. JAMA 2001;285:3100-3106. Wald A, Link K. Risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection in herpes simplex virus infection in herpes simplex virus type 2 -- seropositive persons:A meta-analysis. J Infect Dis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Treatment Approved to Reduce Infection's Spread, Too

...The widely used genital herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) can now be advertised as helping to prevent the spread of herpes simplex virus type 2, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday. Until now, the only advice for not transmitting... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips,... Read more »
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unluckiest man on the earth

Posted by lifemistake1, 5 Replies
...summer of chilling, one night after training i went out hot in wet tshirt, and stayed on the cold one hour... next day i saw that herpes simplex labialis is goning to be crated, so i thought it was from that girl... i went to measure a... Read more »

Diarreha and red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...symptoms. I went to opthalmologis about eyes and he believes it is an allergy or dry eyes. Would he been able to tell if it was herpes simplex? I heard herpes can spread to your eyes. I don't even know if I have herpes. I am a former worried... Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response. Read more »

STD & HIV?

Posted by bura, 1 Reply
...So, again i took my ELISA test again today. This time around, i took the STD package to check for syphilis,chlamydia,gonorrhea,herpes simplex,and HIV. My question, if i do have any of this STD, this means there is a high probability that i would... Read more »