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Where Does Herpes Live In The Body

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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Re: Long live TheBody.com! Long live RJ Frascino

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi "No Longer" Worried Girl,In West Africa "419" dupes people by any means thinkable??? Hmmm, here in the U.S. we call that "Gee Dubya."Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Long live TheBody.com! Long live RJ Frascino

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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi "No Longer" Worried Girl,"The existence of this site cannot be UNDERvalued . . . ?!?!?" Hmmm . . . I don't know about that. I've received some comments that rank me and my forum right up there (down there?) with... Read more »

Oral HerpesThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Is oral herpes a sign of HIV infection. About seven weeks after a possible exposure, I got a sore on my lip. Is this typical of infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Oral herpes (also known as "cold sores" or "fever blisters"), are a totallydifferent infection than HIV. Oral herpes is transmitted primarily throughkissing, and sometimes by giving oral sex to a... Read more »
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your question has been answered in detail at: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q8708.qna.RMK... Read more »
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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 »

Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? Read more »

TheBody - Can we live in peace?

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Dear TheBody,

It is not our intention to eliminate this board although it is clearly within our power. All we desire is a fair representation of our viewpoint free of censorship.

We are quite prepared to limit postings to a reasonable level and not... 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 called Truvada and Sustiva - are these a potent, durable combo - if... Read more »