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Who Is At Risk For Herpes Simplex Virus

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and...
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Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobGenital Herpes January 4, 2008What is genital herpes?Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have... Read more »

risk factor for HSV other than sexual exposure

respected doctor,is there any risk factor/possibility other than sexual exposure for herpes genitalis infection as one having past history of herpes zoster infection on chest?i am working in national aids research institute and have microbiology...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Herpes simplex infection can be transmitted by nonsexual routes. For example, dentists and dental hygienists can get herpes infection of the finger tip from working ona patient with active oral herpes, and herpes can also be transmitted by kissing. Read more »

Does this mean i cant transfer the HIV virus?

Dear Bob, Just saw an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Alberto Gonzales, Dick Cheney, or Dubya. The one thing I do agree with in your post is your final statement: if you had a high risk exposure, you need to get an HIV test!Dr. Bob Read more »

immune reconstitution syndrome related HSV Outbreak?

Thank you very much for the valueable service you provide through the Body website. I have read this quote: > My question is can this also happen with Herpes Simplex Viruses? I recently found a way to get my CD4 count to expand rapidly and went...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It can happen with herpes simplex though TB, othe Mycobacteria, and CMV habe been the most common infections associated with it. KH Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

... The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

... In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Acquisition in India

...Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection is the most common cause of genital ulcer disease in both developed and developing countries. A clear Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes Read more »
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hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...also a common sign of any other infection that you can imagine. They occur in response to colds and flu's, coldsores caused by herpes simplex virus, sometimes acne, cuts and wounds, etc., whenever there is any kind of inflammation. In some... Read more »

Please help

Posted by feelingbad, 3 Replies
...consumed with guilt and have never been so stressed I did tell my husband and we are not having sex because I don't want to risk infecting him. About a week ago, I started to get a sore throat with red bumps on the back of my throat and... Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by Anonymous
...Hepatitis C along with other sexually transmitted diseases such as; syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and hepatitis A, B, and/or C. There is the perception that if you are infected, HIV is... Read more »