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Women To Men Transfer Of Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with HIV are also infected with genital herpes. HSV2 infection is more common in women. It infects about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened...
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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
Hello,I am at a complete loss as to how you could make such a ludicrous assumption based on what's written in that summary report!The preliminary study found evidence suggesting Valtrex may "modestly" suppress HIV viral load. To make the quantum... Read more »

can i transmit the HIV virus with unprotected sex?

Dear Doctor, Thanks for taking the time to answer. I just need one more clarification. If I am HIV positive and because I took Valtrex couple of years back for fifteen days, does this mean that I won't transfer the HIV virus to my partner if I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The Valtrex you took a couple of years ago will have absolutely no effect on the transmission of HIV at this point in time. One does not relate to the other as the effect of the Valtrex on the amount of HIV in the body only lasts for as long as... Read more »

Hi Dr. i forgot to tell you that i am HSV2 positive.

Dr. Thanks for your time. Sorry for not giving my exact detail. I forgot to tell you that i am HSV 2 positive. that is why i took valtrex 6 years back. I took the valtrex only that one time. Still the answer would be the same right Dr? the question...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Once the Valtrex is stopped, the benefit that it may have on reducing HIV viral load (and therefore affecting transmission) is lost. Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is 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...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...individual to transmit the virus unless they were also infected with HSV. In that case, it can have an important effect by reducing herpes outbreaks, which can serve as a portal for the transmission of HIV. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...housekeeping staff) may sustain needle-stick injuries involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...is usually caused by HSV-1 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is... Read more »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the opposit with condom use so how does that effect hiv? 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 »

How best to ask women to get tested?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Since condoms are not 100% effective for preventing HIV transmission (and other fluid transfers are also a problem), it seems apropos to ask one's partner to get tested with you for AIDS, before having sex. Even before Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hurts when i pee, i examined the area and notice its on the tip of my skin and skin feels tuff and redness. Im wondering if ive transfered the vaseline there or another soar to that tip. Ive heard when you have herpes its painful. the area is... Read more »