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Doctor insights on: Does Hiv Positive Cause Genital Herpes

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I just tested positive for genital herpes , will this cause me any further complications such HIV or cervical cancers or any others deseases isitcurab?

Yes and no: Testing positive for hsv (herpes simplex virus) means that you have acquired an infection which is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (std). This is not related to HIV or cervical cancer; however, these others are caused by other sexually transmitted viruses (hiv and hpv). There is no "cure" for herpes. There are medicines which can help reduce the symptoms and the time of a flare up. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

If a HIV man positive he transfer genital herpes to a negative women is that means she get HIV too even if they have safe sex?

No: Herpes & HIV are two different viral infections. Passing one does not mean you will pass the other. However, there is definitely a real possibility of passing both. To reduce the risk, the HIV + person should be on anti-retrovirals & protease inhibitors. The person should also always watch for herpes lesions & be on treatment if any occur. They should also practice safe sex esp with lesions. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a reason to produce a false positive ELISA HIV test?

Is genital herpes a reason to produce a false positive ELISA HIV test?

Asked and Answered: No. Absolutely not. But there is a link. Having hsv 2 makes your risk of contracting HIV five times higher than those without hsv 2. ...Read more

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How often does a person have HIV , if they have genital herpes?

Increase chance: Associated herpes infection increase chance of HIV transmission significantly. Study suggest about association of increase transmission of HIV disease when person has other std's .Condom use always preferable. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes is there a higher risk of getting hiv?

Yes: All ulcerative genital lesions facilitate the acquisition of HIV infection. For this reason safe sex, using condoms should always be used until the partners' status is known. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes cureable ? How long will it take? My HIV test was found negative.

Is genital herpes cureable ? How long will it take? My HIV test was found negative.

Unfortunately,: "herpes is forever" is all too true. On a brighter note, it can be successfully suppressed with anti-viral drugs, either with each flare, if infrequent, or with long-term suppression. Since herpes lesions compromise the integrity of skin/mucous membranes, it puts you at greater risk for acquiring hiv. Thus, always use protection & practice safe sex. See pcp for rx for anti-viral meds. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I am already infected with genital herpes and i contract HIV what are the symptoms?

Usually nothing: Hiv usually doesn't have any symptoms. Some people report a flu like illness (fevers, chills, body aches) when we think they first got infected but most don't. There are no symptoms until much later in the disease. If you are concerned, you should get tested. ...Read more

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I heard the only way you can get HIV is someone who is infected with it but if I have genital herpes there's a possible chance I can get HIV explain ?

You explained: HIV is transmitted by infected person by unprotected sex or by shared needles . Causal contact will not transmit the disease . ...Read more

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Can you have genital herpes and not hiv?

Yes: But if you do have herpes, be sure to be tested for all other sexually transmitted diseases. They are not all curable, but they are all treatable. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more