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Will My Doctor Test Me For Herpes When I'm Pregnant

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...just two or three times a day, but it is much more expensive than acyclovir. Famciclovir is another drug used to treat HSV. These drugs do not cure HSV infections. However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It also significantly decreases the...
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$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...There is always the possibility your girlfriend may have sex outside your relationship. There is also the worry of an unwanted pregnancy. For more carefree sex, why not just consistently use latex or polyurethane condoms???Regarding Herpes... Read more »

MI Disclosure laws for herpes

Its not hard to find disclosure laws for HIV. I cannot find the disclosure laws in Michigan for other STDs, such as herpes.I seem to be finding that a civil suit can be brought up for just about anything, but is non-disclosure actually illegal??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...they were for not insisting on using protection). Second is a case I heard of where a man had sex with his girlfriend, got her pregnant, then still initially refused to tell her his status. What should happen in cases such as these where the... 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
...HIV-negative status and your upcoming new addition!Dr. BobConfused! (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, PREGNANCY)Dec 16, 2007 I am currently pregnant and at my first visit they tested my for HIV. I had an afair before my pregnancy so this is where the... 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
...status does not prevent HIV transmission. Condoms prevent HIV transmission. I agree with the campus health clinic, your personal physician and Planned Parenthood. Being asymptomatic, whether you test positive for herpes or not, HIV transmission... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...for difficult-to-treat infections. Many antifungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Some of them are also not recommended for pregnant women. Make sure your doctor knows what HIV drugs you are taking and whether you are pregnant or are trying to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...but sometimes by HSV-2. It can occasionally result in serious eye disease, including blindness. A woman with herpes who is pregnant can pass the infection to her baby. A baby born with herpes might die or have serious brain, skin, or eye... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can be so... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
If anyone has any clues as to what's going on, please help me =/ Last time I had sex was about 4 months ago. We had sex at least 20 times, never a comdom =( About 1 1/2 Weeks ago I noticed tiny tiny "zits" on my foreskin region, although it was... 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 »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks, I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »