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When Treated For Herpes How Long Before The Sore Go Away

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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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NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.This new research was just presented and consequently I'm learning about it now along with everyone else. I'll post below some more detailed analysis about what we know so far. I'll also urge you to stay tuned, as we promise to... 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: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma and Doxil; How long should I be treated for

I was diagnosed with KS in Dec. 2001, and had my tonsils removed because of a lesion on them. I have five lesions on my body, and a few in my mouth/throat. I recently had my first Doxil treatment, and my oncologist says I may only need 2...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I personally treat patients with a couse of 6 treatments. This may be an issue of style. Your oncologist is not necessarily wrong if your therapy is cut short. Different cancer doctors approach things differently. The only time I cut the... Read more »

How Long to Treat After Relapse - HBEAG Negative Infection

Dr. McGovern,Baraclude treatment right now (HBEAG Negative Infection), six months after treatment achieved negative HBV-DNA test. Doctor said therapy can be stopped after 3 yrs... What if I stopped therapy, then relapse after 3 months, can I start...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am assuming that you started with EAg negative infection. The guidelines do recommend about three years of treatment. However, you are correct to question what you should do if relapse occurs. I personally would follow you very closely to see if... Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW.
Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my... Read more »

on my last leg,symptoms that will not go away

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello and thank you for reading my post,i am all alone in this and i dont have anyone to talk too,and i have no car to go to consuleling,i am very scared,because i cannot diagnose my self and i have been going to the doctor 2 times a month since... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

Been away too long

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello Peeps
No matter how long i've been away from here i feel like i have to drop in and say a few things... My life right now is going great, wonderful, however it feels just ok to me.. i am real excited about my life right now but still allttle... Read more »