Herpes 101

ask about zoster (shingles), herpes zoster, varicella zoster

Among two alpha herpes viruses, Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) and Varicella Zoster virus(VZV), HSV infects genital sites and is frequently transmitted by sexual contact while VZV has quite different mode of transmission and rarely infects genital site except herpes zoster at the vulva. Someone who practices sexual abstinence does not run any risk of contracting a STD/STI or having an unwanted pregnancy. Zoster may also be complicated by VZV vasculopathy due to productive virus infection of cerebral arteries. Genital herpes cannot be cured, because the virus remains dormant in nerves for the rest of a patient’s life. Will a finger transmit the virus to genital? Can it cause or trigger another herpes like HSV1 and 2? Acyclovir causes few side effects–occasionally nausea, diarrhea or headaches.

e. I am going to be married in half year. Should I inform this to him? Will I spread this to him during non-outbreak (normal time)? Antibiotic—A substance, especially one similar to those produced by certain fungi for destroying bacteria, that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. This is a growing illness today that may be required to resolve your winter garden. cause we are planning to have a baby soon.


Answer Hi Melanie, If you had zoster at age 14, was it chickenpox? Or the re-expression of zoster as shingles? Balanitis—An inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis. La durata della profilassi va considerata in relazione con quella del periodo di rischio. Zoster is not associated with herpes 1 or 2 outbreaks, except that it reflects a period of stress that can in and of itself, set off a “traditional” herpes infection. Varicella zoster is usually thought of as a respiratory infection, spread by droplets; it is thought of as VERY INFECTIOUS, especially to pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone else without prior infection with chickenpox, or protection with the varicella vaccine. It is also spread through direct contact with infected blisters shedding virus to someone else, especially by contact to the nose, eyes, mouth.

for measuring the amount of HIV (as well as other viruses) in blood plasma. Recurrent genital herpes is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease 2426. However, if you should have another rare outbreak or reexaccerbation, I doubt you’ll be in the mood to exchange intimate moments, so to speak! No outbreaks?–>Go for it! Outbreak?–> hold off til you feel better and heal! Oral or recurrent vaginal candida infection is an early sign of immune system deterioration. The Cause: Varicella-Zoster Virus Herpes zoster, an acute infection of the nervous system, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) , the same virus responsible for chickenpox.

Clinical laboratory tests are not perfect, and having a “negative” or “nonreactive” test does not mean that a person is free from infection. Perhaps at the moment the test was taken, the person was uninfected; or, perhaps, the test wasn’t sensitive enough to detect presence of the infection. There is really no way that anyone can determine that they are truly “disease free,” and there are over a hundred of infectious conditions that can be spread without your knowing anything. CD4 receptors are present on CD4 cells (helper T-cells), macrophages and dendritic cells, among others. unless you practise safer sex. Food for thought! Family Practice PA since 1981; Volunteer Clinician for Brady East STD (BESTD) Clinic, Milwaukee, since 1977; answered STD questions submitted to their web site.

Professionally lectured at national and regional Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner conferences, and at national gay & lesbian health conferences on topics including HIV/AIDS, herpes, hepatitis, STDs, human papilloma virus (the cause of venereal warts), abnormal Pap smears, gay and lesbian health issues, among others.