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Herpes Drug Might Also Slow HIV Progression

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by Doctor.

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New research suggests that people who are infected with both HIV-1, a strain of the AIDS virus, and herpes simplex virus type 2 could benefit in more than one way by taking a herpes drug acyclovir. In addition to treating herpes, the medication appears to also slow the progression of HIV.
“While the HIV-disease ameliorating effect […]

Continue ReadingGenital Herpes May Never Go Dormant

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by Doctor.

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Herpes, the sexually transmitted disease that causes genital lesions, never truly goes into a dormant state, new research suggests.
As a matter of fact, even when it’s not causing an outbreak, the virus is shedding tiny bits of itself in the genital tract.
While the study did not specifically address whether or not the very small amounts […]

Continue ReadingTreatment for oral herpes

Posted on 04. Jul, 2008 by Doctor.

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The antiviral medications available in pill form (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir) have been specifically developed for the treatment of genital herpes. However, it is not uncommon for health care providers to prescribe the antiviral drugs to those who have frequent or severe outbreaks of oral herpes. A recent study found valacyclovir (Valtrex®) to be effective […]

Continue ReadingTreatment for genital herpes

Posted on 04. Jul, 2008 by Doctor.

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There are three antiviral medications that are FDA-approved for the treatment of genital herpes:
Acyclovir
The oldest antiviral medication for herpes is acyclovir. Acyclovir is available as a generic drug and is also sold under the brand name Zovirax®. It has been available since 1982 in a topical form (as an ointment) and sold since 1985 […]

Continue ReadingGenital Herpes: Stigma Still Strong

Posted on 20. Jun, 2008 by Doctor.

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Genital herpes is common but it still carries a big social stigma, an online poll shows.
The poll included 503 U.S. adults with genital herpes and about 1,400 other adults who said they didn’t have genital herpes.
Participants answered questions about their relationships and views of genital herpes.
They ranked genital herpes second for social stigma, out of […]

Continue ReadingAbout Herpes Treatment and Symptoms

Posted on 22. Oct, 2007 by Doctor.

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Caused by a viral infection of Herpes Simplex Virus or HSV, with the arrival of the symptoms of herpes, the doctor and the patient knows that there has been an infection. But herpes symptoms may differ in degree from one person to another and also in the time it takes for them to appear. While […]

Continue ReadingCommon Facts About Genital Herpes

Posted on 21. Oct, 2007 by Doctor.

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Herpes Simplex has two types of herpes and genital herpes or oral cold sores. Viruses and HSV1 HSV2 cause of herpes. Both these viruses can cause genital herpes. In genital herpes is contacted by a person from a healthy person infected. If your partner has herpes lip and performs oral sex, will contact you from […]

Continue ReadingThe Reasons Why Herpes Hurt So Much

Posted on 21. Oct, 2007 by Doctor.

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Both types of Herpes virus live in neural ganglia close to the site of infection. For Cold Sores provides the virus dormant in the area around the TMJ nerves, the genital herpes virus lays dormant in the lumbar sacral area. When the virus is activated one of the symptoms is shooting pain and tenderness in […]

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