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Where Does Herpes Virus Originate

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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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Come sta? (Scientists trace AIDS virus origin to 100 years ago)

Salve! Dr Bob,Come va? Hope u are doing fine. Well I don't think I am any good in Italian, but was just giving u a dose of your own humour medicine. I wrote to you about an year back (remember the insurance story!!) and was so happy to have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buon giorno ragazzo,You're right: your Italian kinda sucks. As for HIV being developed as a chemical warfare agent as part of the Cold War, nope! As it turns out, HIV has been around for more than 100 years. That puts it well before WWI, let... Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i am recovering and now getting well from several years of chronic fatigue syndrome, during this ilness i had a mono type viral infection caused by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site; consequently, I'll only respond very briefly. The reason I'm responding at all is that I'm concerned about the information you are getting from your "health expert."First off,... Read more »

herpes virus

Could herpes virus survive even a few moments in any ideal medium that could be found off or outside the body?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I'm assuming you're talking about theHerpes simplex virus (sexually transmitted herpes). Under naturalconditions, the herpes virus will not survive at all outside the human body. This virus is NOT... Read more »

herpes virus and hiv

hi, i am curious,i read somewhere recently that the herpes virus either oralor genital can be very dangerous for persons with hiv,is this correct, if so please explain why whatwould the symptoms be thahk you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Sexually transmitted herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSVTypes 1 and 2). When a person has HIV, a herpes infection can indeed bemuch more severe than in persons without HIV.Like other viruses, the herpes... Read more »
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To the "original six" /"dirty dozen"

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey unlucky, notanonymous, John in London, uhoh, anonymous123, une_fille! How are you all going? I have now tested negative to 22 weeks and have a 24 week result waiting for me that I have to collect but which I guess I now expect will be negative.... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I have come to accept that my symptoms of swollen and bleeding gingiva, fever, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, really wasn't HIV, and likely was a case of acute Herpes infection (Herpetic Gingivostomatitis).

You must understand were I come from, I am a... Read more »

PERIODO DE VENTANA (IDEA ORIGINAL DE DNA)

Posted by TOLKIEN, 1 Reply
A QUE SE DENOMINA PERIODO DE VENTANA?

El Perodo de Ventana o de seroconversin, se corresponde con el primer estado de la infeccin, es decir que, a pesar de un resultado negativo (no reactivo), la persona puede estar infectada y, por lo tanto,... Read more »