Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

When And Why Do Herpes Outbreaks Occur

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Good counts but too much herpes outbreaks

Hello there Mr. Holodniy, I would like to know your opinion about my case. I was diagnosed HIV+ in December 2005, not yet in HAART, VL and T-cells counts every 3 months since that, the higher VL at the moment was 2.000, the lower CD4 was about 600,...
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
...I had such a patient, I would recommend starting HIV treatment, or at the very least using acyclovir prophylaxis to prevent outbreaks. Read more »

one act of indiscretion with protection.

Hello, I have been in a three year relationship. I am male by the way. I met a woman in a bar... Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...immune system. If your immune system's weakened, herpes virus can be reactivated, and you may develop painful sores. Herpes outbreaks can occur more frequently in positive women and are sometimes more difficult to treat. Herpes sores that persist... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...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 herpes play an important role... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HPTN 039 HIV Prevention/Herpes Suppression Study

...people worldwide have used it. The drug suppresses HSV-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, thereby reducing genital herpes outbreaks. It also reduces HSV-2 shedding, where the virus is present on the skin with or without symptoms. Acyclovir... Read more »
Connect With Others

Oral sex while experiencing Herpes Outbreak

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Received oral sex last night while experiencing a herpes outbreak. HIV status of other person is unknown and don't know wether there was blood in her saliva. Should I seek medical treatment for Read more »

Herpes outbreak & Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
...behavior one will feel if they seroconvert? Also, if somebody had herpes already, is there any cases where they would get more outbreaks in the first 3-6 months of getting HIV if not? thanks! Read more »

Possible herpes outbreak and risk

Posted by Anonymous
...last month. We used latex condom for oral/vaginal and there was no breakage, but the next day i noticed i was having a herpes outbreak ( i got it years ago) , so i am assumimg that i had the breakout when i was with the escort but just did not... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and Read more »