HIV & Herpes

HIV & Herpes

Herpes and HIV (Human Immuno Virus) are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

They are both correlated. For instance, if one is suffering from genital Herpes, it increases the risk of being infected by HIV, a virus that is a cause of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Both HIV and Herpes are considered severe problems, and the treatment of these diseases should be done on an urgent basis.

Now, let's dive deep to understand what exactly is HIV and Herpes and whether there are any HIV or Herpes medication for treating these Sexually Transmitted Diseases....


Genital Herpes is an infection caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).

This disease is transmitted by direct genital contact with the skin surface or from someone infected.

This can happen during sex which includes oral sex. Symptoms of Herpes include small blisters that open up to form painful ulcers.

However, Herpes medication help in treating this Sexually Transmitted Disease.


Genital Herpes are namely of two major types:

HSV-1 or Oral Herpes

HSV-1 can be contracted or transmitted through close contact with a Herpes sore or bodily secretions.

Someone contacting the infection site directly from you could catch the virus.

Direct contact examples include oral sex, skin-to-skin contact, and kissing.

In other words, you might catch the virus if you come into contact your partner's cold sore and then quickly touch your face or genitalia.

Youngsters get the virus from an adult with a cold sore after being kissed or handled on the face.

Further, the virus can spread through sharing razors, drinkware, sharing things related to personal hygiene, etc.

However, this is extremely unlikely because, according to earlier estimations, the virus can only survive outside your body for a short period.

The virus is spread most of the time by coming into touch with sores or the infection site.


Similar to HSV-1, HSV-2, often known as genital Herpes, can be contracted or transmitted through direct contact with a Herpes sore, bodily secretions, and saliva.

Additionally, HSV-2 can spread during penetrative sex, sharing sex toys, and other skin-to-skin contacts at the injection site.

Treatment of Herpes

There are medications available that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. Long-term medications also decrease the risk of further spread.

Additionally, certain precautions should be followed, such as avoiding sex, kissing if the cold sores are on the partner, etc.


HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

It is a condition where the patient might experience the failure of the immune system that leads to life-threatening infections and disorders like Cancer.

Some common symptoms of HIV include sudden weight loss, extreme tiredness, memory loss, depression, night sweats, etc.

The body is more susceptible to developing numerous diseases and malignancies over time as HIV destroys more CD4 cells.

The virus cannot be spread via casual touch, water, or the air. Since HIV binds to cells' DNA, it is a lifelong problem.

HIV can be transmitted in two ways:

1. Sexually Transmitted: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus that can occur by contacting or transferring blood, pre-ejaculate semen, and vaginal fluids.

2. Non-sexually Transmitted: HIV can also occur from an infected mother to her infant through breastfeeding. HIV-infected mothers can transmit the infection to their baby in both cases, during pregnancy or childbirth.

Similarly, injection needles, trimmers, etc used by an infected person can also transmit the HIV infection from an infected to a non-infected person.

Symptoms for HIV

These vague symptoms could consist of the following:

  • Aches and pains, including headaches
  • Enlarged lymph node
  • Persistent fevers
  • Morning sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Body rashes
  • Vaginal or oral yeast infections
  • Pneumonia

HIV can continue to spread throughout this time, even if there are no symptoms, just like it did in the early stages.

But unless they get tested, a person won't know they have HIV. You must get tested if you believe they may have been exposed to HIV and exhibit these symptoms.

If antiretroviral therapy is started early enough, HIV can persist for decades with regular use and is unlikely to progress to AIDS.

Learn more about the potential progression of HIV symptoms.

HIV and Herpes medication

There are many medications available that can helps in reducing the transmission. Some of the Herpes medication are Zidovir, XVir, Virovir, etc.

At DrRX Pharmacy, you can get all the medicines very easily, and placing an order at this online drug store is also hassle-free.

Along with the medication for Herpes and HIV, you can also get medicines for other health issues such as Asthma, eye problems, Erectile Dysfunction, etc.

We deal with generic drugs, and reputed brands manufacture all the drugs available at this drugstore. Buy your health care medicines at DrRX Pharmacy.

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