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Will Herpes Show Up In A Standard Blood Test

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...noticing their symptoms, like herpes or HPV. This is called a subclinical infection -- something that hasn't been diagnosed or noticed yet. Talking to your doctor, taking a thorough medical history, and checking a full range of blood tests can go a long way in diagnosing other possible infections. Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 Few if any data show that women, children or people over 50 have any special...
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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to your situation.2.... Read more »

Please help. Made a mistake and now worried sick

I'm a very happily married man who went off the deep end for a few days and now very worried from symptoms and stress. The following events took place. 1. I received a hand job and anal fingering (she fingered me) from massage therapist. No known...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.During HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) the standard HIV-antibody tests are often negative or indeterminate. However, the viral load will be very high. 2.No. Your HIV-risk exposures Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

false positive Elisa

I was date raped a year ago. I took a HIV test at 60 and 90 days and both came out negative. At 71/2 months I took another test because I came down with genital herpes. The HIV test at 71/2 months was a reative Elisa and a negative western blot. So...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...22 YR. OLD FEMALE THAT HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR 6 YRS. AND HAS 4 KIDS NOW. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY LAST CHILD THEY DID A HIV BLOOD TEST AND IT CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR HIV. AFTER THAT THEY DID ANOTHER BLOOD TEST AND A WESTERN BLOT TEST. THE BLOOD... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...spreading it. In fact, in the US only about 9% of people with HSV2 infection knew that they had it. How Is Herpes Treated? The standard treatment for HSV is the drug acyclovir, given orally (in pill form) from two to five times a day.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. The type-specific test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given orally (in pill form) or intravenously in more... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...may be due to interactions between HIVtherapy and female hormones. It may also be the result of women's smallerphysical size. Standard doses of drugs are usually based upon research donepredominantly in men. This means women, who generally weigh... Read more »
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Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood test for it (was told if u have hepres 1 it would be positive) but still had test (came back +) i still had my... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

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 »

herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test??? Thanks, SF Read more »