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Which Organs Are Affected By Herpes

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Does herpes affect libido?

My girlfriend suffers from genital herpes that breaks out every month or so. Seems to me it is stress related but she feels it is just the nature of the virus. Recently she began taking famvir to control it and this is working quite well. But now...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Dear Hurting,Remember, I'm not a doctor. My responses to questions involving complicated medical issues should always be secondary to a medical doctor's opinion. Any questions about side effects of your girlfriend's medication... Read more »

How can you tell when Shingles are spreading to the internal organs?

I have numerous articles about herpes zoster which mention that in people whose immune systems are... Read more »

Can having herpes affect and HIV test?

I was wondering...i had an HIV test done last week and am still awaiting the results. I have HSV1... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Organization Supports Zimbabwean Women Affected by HIV/AIDS

University of Pennsylvania graduate student Jennifer Kyker leads an organization that provides comprehensive educational support to young Zimbabwean women affected by HIV/AIDS. Kyker founded Tariro -- "hope," in the native Shona language -- in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Profiles Toy Company Executive Who Formed Organization That Helps Children Affected by AIDS

The Los Angeles Times on Monday profiled the group Children Affected by AIDS Foundation , which Joe Cristina, an executive at the toy company Mattel , founded in 1993. CAAF has raised more than $18 million for "small, grassroots community groups... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Chinese Organization Providing Art Therapy, Education to Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

The Washington Post on Sunday examined the Hong Kong-based Chi Heng Foundation -- a Chinese not-for-profit foundation launched in 1998 that provides art therapy and educational assistance to children affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Should Create Organization to Mobilize Health Care Workers to Countries Most Affected by HIV/AIDS, IOM Panel Says

The United States should create an HIV/AIDS "Peace Corps" to send health care workers to "fill the yawning doctor gap" in countries most affected by the pandemic, according to an Institute of Medicine report released on Tuesday, the Wall Street... Read more »
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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 »

New Organization for INternational Service by HIV+

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

WHO (World Health Organization) Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/index.html

Window period

What is the "window-period" and how long is it?

This is the time between original infection with HIV and the appearance of Detectable antibodies to the virus,... Read more »