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HIV & HERPES

HIV- A chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms ...Read More
  • Tavin EM (Tenofovir 300mg / Emtricitabine 200mg)

    Tavin EM (Tenofovir 300mg / Em

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $60.00
  • Qvir Kit

    Qvir Kit (Atazanavir 300mg / E

    Generic: Atazanavir/Ritonavir
    Equivalent: Qvir Kit
    12 Tablet/s $37.00
  • Daruvir 600 mg

    Daruvir 600 (Darunavir 600mg)

    Generic: Darunavir
    Equivalent: Prezista
    120 Tablet/s $455.00
  • Tenvir L

    Tenvir L (Tenofovir 300mg / La

    Generic: Lamivudine and Tenof
    Equivalent: Tenvir L
    30 Tablet/s $52.00
  • Triomune 40

    Triomune 40 Tablets (Stavudine

    Generic: Stavudine+Lamivudine
    Equivalent: Triomune
    30 Tablet/s $32.00
  • Temoside 250mg

    Temoside 250 (Temozolomide 250

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    10 Capsule/s $177.00
  • Temoside 100mg

    Temoside 100 (Temozolomide 100

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    10 Capsule/s $118.00
  • Temoside 20mg

    Temoside 20 (Temozolomide 20mg

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    15 Capsule/s $158.00
  • Capnat 500mg

    Capnat 500mg

    Generic: Capecitabine
    Equivalent: Xeloda
    20 Tablet/s $88.00
  • Capegard 500mg

    Capegard 500 (Capecitabine 500

    Generic: Capecitabine
    Equivalent: Xeloda
    20 Tablet/s $49.00
  • Entehep 1 mg

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Generic: Entecavir
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $159.00
  • Triomune

    Triomune 30 Tablets (Stavudine

    Generic: Stavudine+Lamivudine
    Equivalent: Triomune
    30 Tablet/s $28.00
  • Atavir 300mg

    Atavir Capsule (Atazanavir 300

    Generic: Atazanavir
    Equivalent: Reyataz
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Duovir-E Kit

    Duovir-E Kit (Lamivudine 150mg

    Generic: Lamivudine/Zidovudin
    Equivalent: Duovir-E Kit
    18 Tablet/s $31.00
  • Dinex EC 250

    Dinex EC 250 (Didanosine 250mg

    Generic: Didanosine
    Equivalent: Videx EC
    30 Tablet/s $29.00
  • Dinex EC 400

    Dinex EC 400 (Didanosine 400mg

    Generic: Didanosine
    Equivalent: Videx EC
    30 Tablet/s $34.00
  • Tafero EM (Emtricitabine 200mg / Tenofovir Alafenamide 25mg)

    Tafero EM (Emtricitabine 200mg

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $70.00
  • Synthivan Tablets (Atazanavir 300mg/ Ritonavir 100mg)

    Synthivan Tablets (Atazanavir

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $70.00
  • Lamivir S 60 (Lamivudine 150mg / Stavudine 60mg)

    Lamivir S 60 (Lamivudine 150mg

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    70 Tablet/s $124.00
  • HepBest Tablets (Tenofovir Alafenamide 25mg)

    HepBest Tablets (Tenofovir Ala

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $60.00
  • Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $120.00
  • Entehep 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    Entehep 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $82.00
  • Axentri Tablets (Maraviroc 150mg)

    Axentri Tablets (Maraviroc 150

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    120 tablet/s $590.00
  • Abamune 300 (Abacavir 300mg)

    Abamune 300 (Abacavir 300mg)

    Generic:
    Equivalent:
    30 Tablet/s $68.00
  • Valclovir 1000 (Valacyclovir 1000mg)

    Valclovir (Valacyclovir)

    Generic: Valacyclovir
    Equivalent: Valtrex
    30 Tablet/s $15.50
  • Entavir 0.5mg

    Entavir 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    Generic:
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $75.00
  • Entavir 1mg

    Entavir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Generic:
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $110.00
  • Entehep 1 mg

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Generic: Entecavir
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $110.00
  • Alltera Tablet (Ritonavic 50 mg / lopinavir 200 mg)

    Alltera Tablet (Ritonavic 50 m

    Generic: Lopinavir and Ritona
    Equivalent: Kaletra
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Zepdon 400 (Raltegravir 400mg)

    Zepdon 400 (Raltegravir 400mg)

    Generic: Raltegravir
    Equivalent: Isentress
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Stavir 40 (Stavudine 40mg)

    Stavir 40 (Stavudine 40mg)

    Generic: Stavudine
    Equivalent: Zerit
    120 Capsule/s $29.20
  • Stavir 30 (Stavudine 30mg)

    Stavir 30 (Stavudine 30mg)

    Generic: Stavudine
    Equivalent: Zerit
    120 Capsule/s $25.80
  • Nevimune 200 (Nevirapine 200mg)

    Nevimune 200 (Nevirapine 200mg

    Generic: Nevirapine
    Equivalent: Viramune
    30 Tablet/s $28.50
  • Lamivir HBV 100 (Lamivudine 100mg)

    Lamivir HBV 100 (Lamivudine 10

    Generic: Lamivudine
    Equivalent: Epivir
    30 Tablet/s $15.80
  • Efavir 600 Tablets (Efavirenz 600mg)

    Efavir 600 Tablets (Efavirenz

    Generic: Efavirenz
    Equivalent: Sustiva
    30 Tablet/s $139.00
  • Duovir N Tablets (Lamivudine 150mg / Nevirapine 200mg/ Zidovudine 300mg )

    Duovir N Tablets (Lamivudine 1

    Generic: Lamivudine, Nevirapi
    Equivalent: Duovir- N
    30 Capsules $38.00
  • Abamune-L (Abacavir 600mg/Lamivudine 300mg)

    Abamune-L (Abacavir 600mg/Lami

    Generic: Abacavir Sulphate
    Equivalent: Ziagen
    30 Tablet/s $68.00
  • Teevir Tablet

    Teevir Tablet

    Generic: Tenofovir/Emtrictabi
    Equivalent: Viraday
    30 Tablet/s $94.00
  • Temonat 250 (Temozolomide 250mg)

    Temonat 250 (Temozolomide 250m

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    10 Capsule/s $470.00
  • Temonat 100 (Temozolomide 100mg)

    Temonat 100 (Temozolomide 100m

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    10 Capsule/s $230.00
  • Temonat 20 (Temozolomide 20mg)

    Temonat 20 (Temozolomide 20mg)

    Generic: Temozolomide
    Equivalent: TEMODAR
    15 Capsule/s $120.00
  • Viraday Tablet (Emtricitabine 300mg/Tenofovir 200mg/Efavirenz600mg)

    Viraday Tablet (Emtricitabine

    Generic: Tenofovir/Emtrictabi
    Equivalent: Viraday
    30 Tablet/s $80.00
  • Duovir Tablets (Lamivudine 150mg / Zidovudine 300mg)

    Duovir Tablets (Lamivudine 150

    Generic: Lamivudine + Zidovud
    Equivalent: Combivir
    30 Tablet/s $44.00
  • Efavir 200 Capsules (Efavirenz 200mg)

    Efavir 200 Capsules (Efavirenz

    Generic: Efavirenz
    Equivalent: Sustiva
    30 Tablet/s $48.00
  • Indivan 400 mg

    Indivan 400 mg

    Generic: Indinavir
    Equivalent: Crixivan
    30 Capsule/s $26.50
  • Isentress 400 (Raltegravir 400mg)

    Isentress 400 (Raltegravir 400

    Generic: Raltegravir
    Equivalent: Isentress
    60 Tablet/s $185.00
  • Ribavirin 200mg

    Ribavirin 200mg

    Generic: Ribavirin
    Equivalent: Copegus
    160 Tablet/s $154.00
  • Zimivir 500 (Valacyclovir 500mg)

    Zimivir (Valacyclovir)

    Generic: Valacyclovir
    Equivalent: Valtrex
    30 Tablet/s $25.00
  • Centrex 1000 (Valacyclovir 1000mg)

    Centrex Tablets (Valacyclovir)

    Generic: Valacyclovir
    Equivalent: Valtrex
    30 Tablet/s $22.50
  • Lopimune (Lopinavir 200mg/Ritonavir 50mg)

    Lopimune (Lopinavir 200mg/Rito

    Generic: Lopinavir and Ritona
    Equivalent: Kaletra
    120 Tablet/s $128.00
  • Ritomune 100 (Ritonavir 100mg)

    Ritomune 100 (Ritonavir 100mg)

    Generic: Ritonavir
    Equivalent: Norvir
    60 Tablet/s $59.00
  • Tenvir EM (Tenofovir 300mg/Emtricitabine 200mg)

    Tenvir EM (Tenofovir 300mg/Emt

    Generic: Tenofovir + Emtricit
    Equivalent: Tenvir EM
    30 Tablet/s $54.00
  • X-Vir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    X-Vir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Generic: Entecavir
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $130.00
  • X-Vir 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    X-Vir 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    Generic: Entecavir
    Equivalent: Baraclude
    30 Tablet/s $74.00
  • Zidovir 300 (Zidovudine 300mg)

    Zidovir 300 (Zidovudine 300mg)

    Generic: Zidovudine
    Equivalent: Retrovir
    30 Capsules $31.00
  • Zidovir 100 (Zidovudine 100mg)

    Zidovir 100 (Zidovudine 100mg)

    Generic: Zidovudine
    Equivalent: Retrovir
    30 Capsules $12.70
  • Nelvir 250mg

    Nelvir 250mg

    Generic: Nelfinavir Mesylate
    Equivalent: Viracept
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Tenvir 300mg (Tenofovir 300mg)

    Tenvir 300mg (Tenofovir 300mg)

    Generic: Tenofovir
    Equivalent: Tenofovir
    30 Tablet/s $50.00
  • Tavin EM (Tenofovir 300mg / Emtricitabine 200mg)

    Tavin EM (Tenofovir 300mg...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $60.00
  • Qvir Kit

    Qvir Kit (Atazanavir 300m...

    Generic: Atazanavir/Rito...
    Equivalent: Qvir Kit...
    12 Tablet/s $37.00
  • Daruvir 600 mg

    Daruvir 600 (Darunavir 60...

    Generic: Darunavir...
    Equivalent: Prezista...
    120 Tablet/s $455.00
  • Tenvir L

    Tenvir L (Tenofovir 300mg...

    Generic: Lamivudine and ...
    Equivalent: Tenvir L...
    30 Tablet/s $52.00
  • Triomune 40

    Triomune 40 Tablets (Stav...

    Generic: Stavudine+Lamiv...
    Equivalent: Triomune...
    30 Tablet/s $32.00
  • Temoside 250mg

    Temoside 250 (Temozolomid...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    10 Capsule/s $177.00
  • Temoside 100mg

    Temoside 100 (Temozolomid...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    10 Capsule/s $118.00
  • Temoside 20mg

    Temoside 20 (Temozolomide...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    15 Capsule/s $158.00
  • Capnat 500mg

    Capnat 500mg...

    Generic: Capecitabine...
    Equivalent: Xeloda...
    20 Tablet/s $88.00
  • Capegard 500mg

    Capegard 500 (Capecitabin...

    Generic: Capecitabine...
    Equivalent: Xeloda...
    20 Tablet/s $49.00
  • Entehep 1 mg

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)...

    Generic: Entecavir...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $159.00
  • Triomune

    Triomune 30 Tablets (Stav...

    Generic: Stavudine+Lamiv...
    Equivalent: Triomune...
    30 Tablet/s $28.00
  • Atavir 300mg

    Atavir Capsule (Atazanavi...

    Generic: Atazanavir...
    Equivalent: Reyataz...
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Duovir-E Kit

    Duovir-E Kit (Lamivudine ...

    Generic: Lamivudine/Zido...
    Equivalent: Duovir-E Kit...
    18 Tablet/s $31.00
  • Dinex EC 250

    Dinex EC 250 (Didanosine ...

    Generic: Didanosine...
    Equivalent: Videx EC...
    30 Tablet/s $29.00
  • Dinex EC 400

    Dinex EC 400 (Didanosine ...

    Generic: Didanosine...
    Equivalent: Videx EC...
    30 Tablet/s $34.00
  • Tafero EM (Emtricitabine 200mg / Tenofovir Alafenamide 25mg)

    Tafero EM (Emtricitabine ...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $70.00
  • Synthivan Tablets (Atazanavir 300mg/ Ritonavir 100mg)

    Synthivan Tablets (Atazan...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $70.00
  • Lamivir S 60 (Lamivudine 150mg / Stavudine 60mg)

    Lamivir S 60 (Lamivudine ...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    70 Tablet/s $124.00
  • HepBest Tablets (Tenofovir Alafenamide 25mg)

    HepBest Tablets (Tenofovi...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $60.00
  • Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $120.00
  • Entehep 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    Entehep 0.5 (Entecavir 0....

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $82.00
  • Axentri Tablets (Maraviroc 150mg)

    Axentri Tablets (Maraviro...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    120 tablet/s $590.00
  • Abamune 300 (Abacavir 300mg)

    Abamune 300 (Abacavir 300...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: ...
    30 Tablet/s $68.00
  • Valclovir 1000 (Valacyclovir 1000mg)

    Valclovir (Valacyclovir)...

    Generic: Valacyclovir ...
    Equivalent: Valtrex...
    30 Tablet/s $15.50
  • Entavir 0.5mg

    Entavir 0.5 (Entecavir 0....

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $75.00
  • Entavir 1mg

    Entavir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)...

    Generic: ...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $110.00
  • Entehep 1 mg

    Entehep 1 (Entecavir 1mg)...

    Generic: Entecavir...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $110.00
  • Alltera Tablet (Ritonavic 50 mg / lopinavir 200 mg)

    Alltera Tablet (Ritonavic...

    Generic: Lopinavir and R...
    Equivalent: Kaletra ...
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Zepdon 400 (Raltegravir 400mg)

    Zepdon 400 (Raltegravir 4...

    Generic: Raltegravir...
    Equivalent: Isentress ...
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Stavir 40 (Stavudine 40mg)

    Stavir 40 (Stavudine 40mg...

    Generic: Stavudine...
    Equivalent: Zerit...
    120 Capsule/s $29.20
  • Stavir 30 (Stavudine 30mg)

    Stavir 30 (Stavudine 30mg...

    Generic: Stavudine...
    Equivalent: Zerit...
    120 Capsule/s $25.80
  • Nevimune 200 (Nevirapine 200mg)

    Nevimune 200 (Nevirapine ...

    Generic: Nevirapine...
    Equivalent: Viramune...
    30 Tablet/s $28.50
  • Lamivir HBV 100 (Lamivudine 100mg)

    Lamivir HBV 100 (Lamivudi...

    Generic: Lamivudine...
    Equivalent: Epivir ...
    30 Tablet/s $15.80
  • Efavir 600 Tablets (Efavirenz 600mg)

    Efavir 600 Tablets (Efavi...

    Generic: Efavirenz...
    Equivalent: Sustiva...
    30 Tablet/s $139.00
  • Duovir N Tablets (Lamivudine 150mg / Nevirapine 200mg/ Zidovudine 300mg )

    Duovir N Tablets (Lamivud...

    Generic: Lamivudine, Nev...
    Equivalent: Duovir- N...
    30 Capsules $38.00
  • Abamune-L (Abacavir 600mg/Lamivudine 300mg)

    Abamune-L (Abacavir 600mg...

    Generic: Abacavir Sulpha...
    Equivalent: Ziagen...
    30 Tablet/s $68.00
  • Teevir Tablet

    Teevir Tablet...

    Generic: Tenofovir/Emtri...
    Equivalent: Viraday...
    30 Tablet/s $94.00
  • Temonat 250 (Temozolomide 250mg)

    Temonat 250 (Temozolomide...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    10 Capsule/s $470.00
  • Temonat 100 (Temozolomide 100mg)

    Temonat 100 (Temozolomide...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    10 Capsule/s $230.00
  • Temonat 20 (Temozolomide 20mg)

    Temonat 20 (Temozolomide ...

    Generic: Temozolomide...
    Equivalent: TEMODAR...
    15 Capsule/s $120.00
  • Viraday Tablet (Emtricitabine 300mg/Tenofovir 200mg/Efavirenz600mg)

    Viraday Tablet (Emtricita...

    Generic: Tenofovir/Emtri...
    Equivalent: Viraday...
    30 Tablet/s $80.00
  • Duovir Tablets (Lamivudine 150mg / Zidovudine 300mg)

    Duovir Tablets (Lamivudin...

    Generic: Lamivudine + Zi...
    Equivalent: Combivir...
    30 Tablet/s $44.00
  • Efavir 200 Capsules (Efavirenz 200mg)

    Efavir 200 Capsules (Efav...

    Generic: Efavirenz...
    Equivalent: Sustiva...
    30 Tablet/s $48.00
  • Indivan 400 mg

    Indivan 400 mg...

    Generic: Indinavir...
    Equivalent: Crixivan...
    30 Capsule/s $26.50
  • Isentress 400 (Raltegravir 400mg)

    Isentress 400 (Raltegravi...

    Generic: Raltegravir...
    Equivalent: Isentress ...
    60 Tablet/s $185.00
  • Ribavirin 200mg

    Ribavirin 200mg...

    Generic: Ribavirin...
    Equivalent: Copegus...
    160 Tablet/s $154.00
  • Zimivir 500 (Valacyclovir 500mg)

    Zimivir (Valacyclovir)...

    Generic: Valacyclovir ...
    Equivalent: Valtrex...
    30 Tablet/s $25.00
  • Centrex 1000 (Valacyclovir 1000mg)

    Centrex Tablets (Valacycl...

    Generic: Valacyclovir ...
    Equivalent: Valtrex...
    30 Tablet/s $22.50
  • Lopimune (Lopinavir 200mg/Ritonavir 50mg)

    Lopimune (Lopinavir 200mg...

    Generic: Lopinavir and R...
    Equivalent: Kaletra ...
    120 Tablet/s $128.00
  • Ritomune 100 (Ritonavir 100mg)

    Ritomune 100 (Ritonavir 1...

    Generic: Ritonavir...
    Equivalent: Norvir...
    60 Tablet/s $59.00
  • Tenvir EM (Tenofovir 300mg/Emtricitabine 200mg)

    Tenvir EM (Tenofovir 300m...

    Generic: Tenofovir + Emt...
    Equivalent: Tenvir EM...
    30 Tablet/s $54.00
  • X-Vir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)

    X-Vir 1 (Entecavir 1mg)...

    Generic: Entecavir...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $130.00
  • X-Vir 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5mg)

    X-Vir 0.5 (Entecavir 0.5m...

    Generic: Entecavir...
    Equivalent: Baraclude...
    30 Tablet/s $74.00
  • Zidovir 300 (Zidovudine 300mg)

    Zidovir 300 (Zidovudine 3...

    Generic: Zidovudine...
    Equivalent: Retrovir...
    30 Capsules $31.00
  • Zidovir 100 (Zidovudine 100mg)

    Zidovir 100 (Zidovudine 1...

    Generic: Zidovudine...
    Equivalent: Retrovir...
    30 Capsules $12.70
  • Nelvir 250mg

    Nelvir 250mg...

    Generic: Nelfinavir Mesy...
    Equivalent: Viracept...
    30 Tablet/s $58.00
  • Tenvir 300mg (Tenofovir 300mg)

    Tenvir 300mg (Tenofovir 3...

    Generic: Tenofovir...
    Equivalent: Tenofovir...
    30 Tablet/s $50.00

HIV- A chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. HIV is an infection transmitted through sexual activity.

HERPES- Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). This virus affects the genitals, the cervix, and skin in other parts of the body. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses: HSV-1 (Herpes Type 1) and HSV-2 (Herpes Type 2).Cases of genital herpes are typically caused by HSV-2, which is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. HSV-1, which most commonly causes oral herpes, can cause genital herpes through oral-genital contact.1

How it is caused:

HIV- 

  • Sexual transmission - HIV can happen when there is contact with infected sexual fluids (genital, rectal, or oral mucous membranes). This can happen while having unprotected sex, including vaginal, oral, and anal sex, or sharing sex toys with someone infected with HIV.
  • Perinatal transmission - a mother can pass the infection on to her child during childbirth, pregnancy, and also through breastfeeding.
  • Blood transmission - the risk of transmitting HIV through blood transfusion is nowadays extremely low in developed countries, thanks to meticulous screening and precautions. However, among injection or IV drug users, shared or reused syringes contaminated with HIV-infected blood is extremely hazardous.

HERPES- When Herpes simplex virus is present on the surface of the skin of an infected person it easily passes on to someone else through the moist skin which lines the anus, mouth, and genitals. The virus may also pass on to another individual through other areas of human skin, as well as the eyes. A human cannot become infected by touching an object i.e. towel, washbasin, or working surface) that has been touched by an infected person.
Herpes simplex virus leaves the skin just before a blister appears. The virus is most likely to be passed on just before the blister appears when it is visible, and until the blister is completely healed. It can still be passed on to another person when there are no signs of an outbreak (but it is less likely).If a mother with genital herpes has sores while giving birth, it is possible that the infection will be passed on to the baby.Infection can occur in the following ways:

  • Having unprotected vaginal or anal sex
  • Sharing sex toys
  • Having oral sex with a person who gets cold sores
  • Having genital contact with an infected person

Medication:

HIV- There is currently no cure for HIV or AIDS. Treatments can slow the course of the condition - and allow most infected people the opportunity to live a long and relatively healthy life. Early HIV treatment is crucial as it improves the quality of life, extends life expectancy, and reduces the risk of transmission, according to the World Health Organization's guidelines issued in June 2013. Currently, there is no vaccine or cure for HIV, but treatments have evolved which are much more effective and better tolerated - they can improve patients' general health and quality of life considerably, in as little as one pill per day.

HERPES-There is no drug that can get rid of the virus. The doctor may prescribe an antiviral, such as acyclovir. It prevents the virus from multiplying. Antiviral tablets will help the outbreak clear up faster - they will also help reduce the severity of symptoms. Antivirals are generally given the first time a patient has symptoms. Treatment is not usually necessary when their recurrent outbreaks are milder.

Prevention:

HIV- To prevent being infected with HIV, healthcare professional’s advice precautions while having:

  • Unprotected sex
  • Drug abuse and needle sharing
  • Body fluid exposure
  • Pregnancy

HERPES- To reduce the risk of developing or passing on genital herpes:

  • Use condoms while having sex
  • Do not have sex when symptoms are visible i.e. genital, anal, or skin-to-skin.
  • Do not kiss when there is a cold sore around the mouth
  • Do not have many sexual partners

Some people find that being tired, stress, illness, friction against the skin, or sunbathing may trigger recurrences of symptoms. Avoiding such triggers, if they can be identified as it may help to reduce the number of recurrences.

Symptoms:

HIV- The symptoms of early HIV infection may include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • sweat (particularly at night)
  • enlarged glands
  • a red rash
  • tiredness
  • weakness
  • unintentional weight loss

HERPES-
Primary infection symptoms- Primary infection is a term used for an outbreak of genital herpes that occurs when a person is first infected. Primary infection symptoms, if they are experienced, are usually more severe than later recurrences. Symptoms can last up to 20 days and may include:

  • Blisters and ulceration on the cervix
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain when urinating
  • High temperature (fever)
  • Malaise (feeling unwell)
  • Cold sores around the mouth

Recurrent infection symptoms- These symptoms do not last long and tend to be less severe because the patient's body has built up some protection against the virus. In most cases, symptoms will not last for more than 10 days. Eventually, recurrences happen less often and are much less severe. Patients with HSV-1 will have fewer recurrences and less severe symptoms than people infected with HSV-2.

  • Burning/tingling around genitals before blisters appear
  • Cold sores around the mouth
  • Women may have blisters and ulceration on the cervix
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