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Will Herpes Go Away On Its Own

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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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Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »

Will my Kaposi Sarcoma lesions go away after treatment?

Hello:I was diagnosed with KS approx 2 years ago. After that I underwent weekly chemotherapy for 1.5 years and then electron radiation daily for 10 sessions. Although, the CT Scan now shows the KS has receeded, the dark black marks are still all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best treatment for Kaposi's sarcoma is effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels and allows for significant immune reconstitution (increase in CD4 cell count). In addition there... Read more »

Sorry to take away from your precious time

Hi Dr Bob, First of, your are a source of inspiration for everyone. You are truly one of the few good souls left on this planet.I have put a USD 100.00 cheque in the mail to your foundation. I hate to bother you and will be brief. 6 1/2 months ago I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Kitten,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 26 weeks are definitive and conclusive. No further HIV tests are medically warranted; however, in light of the traumatic, non-consensual nature of your potential exposure, additional testing may... Read more »

HIV, herpes and candida.

After exposure to herpes, I have had many herpes outbreaks for 5 months. And also have had problems with candida infection since that time of herpes exposure and muscle aches in back, shoulder and neck. If I have been HIV+ for only two years could...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your information wasn't entirely clear, but I gather that you've been HIV+ for 2 years and since then have developed recurrent herpes. Herpes can recur in HIV- people as well, and does not necessarily signal a damaged immune system. You... Read more »
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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 »

Help is just a phone call away

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS group warns of increased infections due to teenage sex
By THOMAS MICHALSKI

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April Wardlow, executive director of AIDS Partnership, said many people dont even know they have HIV/AIDS.
PINELLAS COUNTY Many high school... Read more »

Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI,I am a 14 year old with herpes.
I beleive I was infected when I was 13 .I aslo was pregnant when I found out that I had the virus.I was very scared and angry.I even begged god to take it away,promising that I would never have sex again ,if he... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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