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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? 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 breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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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 »

$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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming everyone is telling the truth about their last tumble between the sheets, yes, your HIV tests would be considered conclusive.I do not believe you are being paranoid about HIV if you are having unprotected sex! There is always the... Read more »

Can I spread Herpes to another site?

I was told that you can spread herpes by scratching or touching a cut after touching/scratching a herpes vessicle. Is this true? If so, does the virus recur in the new site also.Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types I and II most commonly infect specific areas of the body: genitals, anus/rectum, buttocks and upper thighs, and mouth. It is also possible to transmit herpes to a person's eye. Other than that, it is highly... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Herpes Simplex Type I infections are seen in association with HIV infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.Take care,DR... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Riesgo de contagio al tener herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Quera consultarles respecto de la combinacin entre ambas infecciones. Yo sufro de herpes genital desde hace mas de 15 aos, he realizado tratamientos supresivos con aciclovir y valaciclovir con buenos resultados temporales.
En algunos articulos de... Read more »

elisas negativos y herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A raiz de una relacion con prostituta me diagnosticaron herpes genital. Elisas negativas a la los 21 dias y a los 64 dias. La pregunta es que tan confiables son las elisas negativas y si se alarga el periodo ventana por el herpes. Tambien les... Read more »