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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. Andrew Seibert
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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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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If you have genital herpes do you have hiv?

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Not necessarily: Genital herpes is caused by hsv, a different virus than hiv. However, that doesn't mean you might not have contracted HIV as well. See your primary care doctor for testing. ...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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If the symptoms of genital herpes and HIV are the same, is there a way to tell the difference? Besides testing...

Misinformation: I'm really sorry that somebody told you this total untruth. Genital herpes is groups of painful blisters. HIV is a systemic disease that in the acute phase is often the worst 'flu you've ever had. Further, if you have any concern that you have contracted HIV, you owe it to yourself and all those who love you in any way to get yourself tested. Herpes labs are less reliable. Do the right thing. ...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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I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

Tested for what?: You have herpes and there is no need to retest for that. If you are asking for retest for HIV, you may redo the test in 6 months or so. However, if you are engaging in at risk behavior, you should get tested regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


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