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What's The Difference Between Hiv And Herpes

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herpes with hiv

If you become infected with hiv and you already have hsv-1 oral and also hsv-1 on the genitals will you have a severe or any outbreak during acute hiv infection? Im not sure if I have come in contact with hiv but I did experience about 3 days of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A severe outbreak of herpes would not be expected during acute HIV infection, as the immune system that helps control chronic viral infections would still Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

... HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

... The drug acyclovir, which suppresses herpes simplex virus-2, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by HIV-positive people who also have herpes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

... A cheap, generic treatment used against herpes can also lower HIV viral load, researchers reported Wednesday. However, acyclovir works against HIV only in tissues that are Read more »
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Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I am also infected by HIV? I went to the hospital to get the confirmation it is herpes and a test for HIV but the results will be available... Read more »

HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. I've just been diagnosed with both HIV and Herpes, however, my mind is in whirl and I can barely remeber anything my Doctor said to me other than starting treatment with drugs Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how I got it since we had protected... Read more »