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Will There Ever Be A Cure For Herpes Simplex

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first 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....
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Herpes simplex and ARS

Hi doctor Mark.My question is, 10 days after possible hiv-exposure I felt tired, got a running nose and a little fever (up and down, max. 38,5C)Duration about 12 -14 days.About a week later I got herpes simplex at my mouth.Not severe, and only in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Reactivation of herpes infections have been found to occur after many things including sun exposure, infections, stress, other diseases, etc. Thus, this finding is not specific for acute HIV infection.... Read more »

$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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Assuming everyone is telling the truth about their last tumble between the sheets, yes, your HIV tests would be considered conclusive.I do not believe you are being paranoid about HIV if you are having unprotected sex! There is always the... Read more »

Herpes simplex type I and HIV

Hello Doctor,Is Herpes simplex Type I a symptom for HIV ? Can it appears after three months of exposure and I have been tested negative after 18 weeks?Does too much of stress cause Herpetic infection recur?Thanks...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Herpes Simplex Type I infections are seen in association with HIV infection, but by themselves are not a sign nor a symptom of seroconversion. Stress has been identified as a factor in recurrent herpetic infections.Take care,DR... Read more »

What's the best way to treat herpes simplex?

Dr. Bob, you and your savvy are legendary/heroic! I'm a healthy poz guy, and after 18 years, have a 560 CD4, and VL is undetectable. I also have anal herpes, and would like your take on recent studies on women; findings conclude that control...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Swede in Washington,Although definitive studies in men have yet to be completed, it certainly makes good sense to me! However, I support your doctor's approach! However, I should also note there are some special warnings about use of... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Cures For AIDS?

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Hello. I was just curious, what are the odds of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS? If there is a chance, how far off are they from finding a cure? I read on a website of a medicine producing company that they doubt a cure will ever be found because the... Read more »

why no cure? do govts care?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How come there is no cure and hiv/aids has been around in the public eye now for 20 years? I dont believe for a seconf there is not a cure already. I also believe aids/hiv was started on purpose. In general hiv/aids affects the gay/drug using and... Read more »

new cure or not

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