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Author Topic: Herpes and HIV infection.  (Read 1394 times)

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Offline metekrop

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Herpes and HIV infection.
« on: July 15, 2010, 08:12:20 AM »
I have a very nasty herpes infection some fifteen years ago.  I had such a worst outbreaks for some four or five times in a year on and around my pines.  But latter on this out break has slow down and reduced to once in a year time.  Now a days, may be I donít know since I am on HIV medication I never had for almost two years.  But again the past week I had one outbreak.  It was not as such painful, but made me so depressed. I thought that that the HIV med can prevent the Herpes?  Is there any one here who has experience in herpes.  When this herpes ailment ends? This is sometimes a vey nasty stuff more than any thing.     
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline Ann

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 08:17:13 AM »
What are your pines?

Herpes is a viral bug that you will always have. However, it can be controlled by a drug called Acyclovir. It can either be taken when you feel an outbreak coming on, or you can take it every day as a prophylaxis (preventative).

You can learn more about herpes and the meds used to control it by reading the herpes lesson.

I take Acyclovir as a prophylactic myself - it's a very easy drug to take and rarely causes side-effects. Talk to your doctor about it.

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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 10:12:19 AM »
What are your pines?

In case this was an honest question, he meant his penis.

Offline Ann

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 10:21:22 AM »
In case this was an honest question, he meant his penis.

Ooops, of course that's what he meant. He really had me scratching my head though - but now you mention it, it's obvious. I'm surprised I didn't cotton on earlier, I'm usually pretty good at deciphering posts.   :-X
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline metekrop

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 12:57:47 PM »
This is what I learned from Herps lesson"....Herpes cannot be cured. Once someone is infected with either virus, it cannot be cleared from the human body."

OMG, So that means herps is gonna die when I die.  I thought that this virus left me forever in the last two years.  

By the way does it have any impact on your CD count?  I am planning to see my doc next week and I don't want this virus affect my numbers.  I just want let it continue bothering my pines. Neithe I don't want to spend any money on it.  any idea is welcomed. :o

 
« Last Edit: July 15, 2010, 12:59:46 PM by metekrop »
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline Ann

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 02:06:31 PM »
Met, any active infection can temporarily lower your CD4 count.

Herpes can be dormant, which means it's not causing an active outbreak. Outbreaks can be caused by stress, both physical (such as being sick, that's why when you get herpes outbreaks on your mouth they're commonly called cold sores) and mental stress as well.

Talk to your doctor about Acyclovir when you see him next week. There is some evidence that Acyclovir is also active in some way against hiv - there have been threads in the forums about it. Use the site's search engine to find them.

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline metekrop

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 02:16:29 PM »

Talk to your doctor about Acyclovir when you see him next week.


Thanks Ann.  I will talk to him about. 
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline Zohar

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 09:08:23 AM »
Can I also make  a suggestion of getting hold of the supplement lysine from a health food store? Many people have had great success in controlling and limiting the number of herpes outbreaks they have -including cold sores.
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Offline Ann

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 09:31:22 AM »
Zohar, cold sores ARE herpes. :)

I don't know anyone who is coinfected with hiv and herpes who has had any success with Lysine and I know quite a few who tried. It never helped me, poz or neg. (I had herpes nearly 20 years before hiv)

Acyclovir really does work. It's available as a generic, so it's cheap and there are no side-effects to speak of.
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 08:34:58 PM »
Zohar, cold sores ARE herpes. :)

I don't know anyone who is coinfected with hiv and herpes who has had any success with Lysine and I know quite a few who tried. It never helped me, poz or neg. (I had herpes nearly 20 years before hiv)

Acyclovir really does work. It's available as a generic, so it's cheap and there are no side-effects to speak of.

Yus. Acyclovir (or one of it's siblings) is good stuff. I take valacyclovir when I get outbreaks of the butt herpes. Works a treat.

MtD

Offline Ann

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Re: Herpes and HIV infection.
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2010, 09:51:00 AM »
Yus. Acyclovir (or one of it's siblings) is good stuff. I take valacyclovir when I get outbreaks of the butt herpes. Works a treat.

MtD

I could never figure out why you don't just pop some daily acyclovir. You wait until the inevitable happens then pop the more expensive stuff. So bourgeois.
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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