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Can someone receive a kidney transplant that has gential herpes?
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: Transplant, herpes
Yes. Antihsv medication can control the herpes.

In brief: Transplant, herpes
Yes. Antihsv medication can control the herpes.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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David Miller
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes but...
There is no cure for herpes.
The virus lives in your nervous system, waiting for an opportune time to cause mischief. Because transplant patients are immune-suppressed, they would need life-long herpes treatments to prevent severe outbreaks and other problems related to herpes.

In brief: Yes but...
There is no cure for herpes.
The virus lives in your nervous system, waiting for an opportune time to cause mischief. Because transplant patients are immune-suppressed, they would need life-long herpes treatments to prevent severe outbreaks and other problems related to herpes.
David Miller
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