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mouth sores

I am HIV positive CD4 503 30 CD4 percentage and Viral Load 77. I continue to get open sores since I was a child. I am on Valtrex but continue to be an issue. Any recommendations on other type of drugs to treat open sores.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The question is what is the cause. Although they could be herpes virus related, in which case valtrex could be effective, they could be caused by something else, in which case valtrex might not be Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i... Read more »

swollen sore lips

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...ulcers or sores, be sure to see your GYN. Your provider may take a small fluid sample from the area of your sore to try to grow herpes virus in a culture. Once you have it, herpes is usually present for life. Sores can be treated using antiviral... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your... Read more »
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STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? Is there any chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

cold sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm still waiting to test. One more week to go. I had a curiousity question for you guys. I carry the herpes virus that gives me cold sores. Although since the the time I could have potentially become infected, I haven;t had one occur. Usually Read more »