Background: The immunosuppressive therapy a patient requires to sustain a functioning renal allograft in the long term is associated with various skin complications. Typically they are small and discrete, and there is usually only one or a small number of them present at any one time. Female Genital Warts Vs. The cryosurgery works but as soon as they kill 5, 10 more pop up. I have talked to several men and many women who have used Aldara and no one has reported that their junk turned black. To be honest, if I could have a choice between meeting Barry Manilow and asking that you consider doing a show about Herpes Simplex Virus – I would choose doing a show about herpes. Results: Sixteen per cent of RTR had DLQI scores >6, reflecting a significant impact on their QoL.
Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine 2007; 28 (3): 137-140) as well as HPV6 and HPV11. The Centers for Disease … We do not know why the virus can be reactivated sometimes after many years either. The virus can show signs of a return in a month or two after removal. I said to you before that if my only regret is that I didn’t sing with Barry Manilow then my life hasn’t been that bad. Recent decades have brought steady improvements in the duration of patient and graft survival after renal transplantation; however, with improved survival comes increased comorbidity related to treatment. These types of warts may spontaneously disappear with time, though this is not always guaranteed.
Nationally, I believe the figure currently stands at 45 million people who have HSV2 (genital herpes – 90% of the population has oral herpes which can be transmitted to the genital region). In either case, growth or first appearance of the lesions may not be very proximate to the physical skin contact. Gardasil may be a thought for a new sex partner. There is also asymptomatic shedding – where the virus is present – but there is no visible outbreak. What is scary about the numbers here of people who are diagnosed and know they have Herpes versus those who are not diagnosed and are positive for Herpes is that BOTH groups are at a much higher risk for contracting AIDS than a person who does not have Herpes. Never attempt to remove a wart yourself by burning, cutting or any other method. While Neonatal Herpes is rare, babies who contract it may suffer serious neurological damage, mental retardation or death.
In a placebo controlled trial of 16 weeks of condyloma treatment in women, only 11% of lesions cleared spontaneously. Low risk HPV types are not associated with cervical cancer. They are afraid of being ridiculed. They are afraid of being discriminated against. Herpes is used as a punch line for jokes, examples being Joy Behar on ‘The View’ going off on a man who placed a personal ad who was responsible and advised in the ad that he has Herpes. Jimmy Kimmel, who on his show has made many disparaging remarks about Herpes – one of which I remember was something like, “My Uncle Frank has been Herpes free since 1962”, and even as recently as the 2004 Teen Choice Awards, where once again, Herpes was used as a punch line. In a study using self-applied podofilox gel, the cure rate was low at only 51% but the recurrence rate was only about 10%.
Why? First and foremost, my basic personality is that I am quite open, honest, and feel that living with regret would be time wasted where I could be doing something else. I didn’t want to wallow in pity. I have Herpes. That’s not going to change. That same study also found that a history of previous sexually transmitted diseases, a history of oral herpes and a history of allergies were also associated with recurrences. Why not help others?
I wish I did not have Herpes, but of all the things in my life I regret or wish I could somehow change, having Herpes does not make the list. Having herpes does not make me any less the beautiful, kind, wonderful, intelligent woman that I am. I’m not tooting my horn here – I’m just stating facts – *smile* – Not to mention that I have met the wonderful, kind, considerate people who are part of the “H” community. I am talking about a diverse group of people whom I might never have met in my normal, daily activities had it not been for having herpes and meeting them in support and social groups. This can decrease the viral load to the perineal area. In the state of Michigan, it is legal to tape an in-person conversation that you are a participant of. I state this because last Monday, I went back to my former therapy clinic (I’m receiving treatment for a back injury I sustained in a car accident) and got my therapist on tape telling me that herpes is transmitted in the water (IT’S NOT TRANSMITTED THIS WAY).
She said other things prior to this (regarding herpes) which caused me to quit their practice as a patient, file a HIPAA complaint (a BIOHAZARD sign was placed on the curtain of the area in which I was in within full view of the lobby), and go back days later to get the conversation on tape. I did attempt to resolve what happened within the practice before covertly taping the conversation. I wanted proof that I had a genuine complaint and was not disgruntled simply because I was not allowed to have treatment that day in the whirlpool (which is what the doctor implied to me in his return e-mail). As you will see, the doctor’s return e-mail mentions MIOSHA regulations. Interestingly enough, while he is making reference to blood borne pathogens and OSHA guidelines in reference to the biohazard sign being put up, I’ve since spoken with Sherry Scott, Industrial Hygienist at MIOSHA, and Kris Judd, Administrative Program Manager for the STD program for the State of Michigan. Sherry said that this was a definite violation of HIPAA and has referred me to state law on blood borne infectious diseases (which I am reading now – ten pages of legal definitions, small print and the whatnot. Sherry also said that, based on the situation I described, there was no risk exposure to the employees.
What MIOSHA does is look at the work practices in which the employees implement to make sure there was an appropriate barrier controls/protection against them and a infectious agent (this being possible exposure to an outbreak). Sherry said, if the therapist did wear gloves and the gloves were properly disposed of when they were done, that is all that would have been necessary in the blood borne pathogen standard. Kris Judd also agreed, given the situation I described, even if the doctor denied that his therapist said that Herpes can be transmitted in the water, that the practice was out of line by putting up a BIOHAZARD sign up in the patient area in which I was waiting. I have no issue with anyone knowing that I have herpes – if I AM THE ONE TO TELL THEM – as I believe education is the best way to disseminate the stigma surrounding herpes. What I don’t appreciate is being placed in a room with a biohazard sign, people possibly seeing me walking out and associating me with the biohazard sign without having any clue of what the circumstances for the sign are. There is so much more I could say but I suspect, if this e-mail draws your interest in possibly doing a show on herpes, you may want to do your own research. You may want to start off by contacting Dr.
Richard Whitley, Professor Richard J. Whitley, Loeb Eminent Scholar Chair, Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a top international specialist in herpes. Richard J. Whitley, MD is the Chairman and on the Board of Trustees for American Herpes Foundation. (From the site: www.herpes-foundation.org AHF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the management of herpes virus infections. Our mission is to enhance the awareness, understanding, and control of herpes virus infections in the United States by disseminating information and ensuring the exchange of ideas. The AHF is directed by a board of trustees, chaired by Dr.
Richard J. Whitley of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and composed of nationally recognized experts in herpes virus infections). Another person you might consider having as a guest, should you do a show on Herpes is Terri Warren, RN, ANP, who answers questions (and more) on Web MD’s web site www.boards.webmd.com/topic.asp?topic_id=90 and at the following link will lead you to a biography on Terri Warren, RN, ANP which is located on Web MD’s web site www.my.webmd.com/content/biography/7/1756_50231. Finally, a great resource for information is Angela S. who runs the website Yoshi2me.com (Beautiful to Me) located at: www.yoshi2me.com. Angela’s site is all about help with Herpes Simplex Virus and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Once again, thank you for even considering me – that I might be able to have a chance to sing with Barry Manilow.
I *do* wish that I had done things differently back then – that I had left Stuart in the audience and gone on stage. That’s my only regret. Still, as I said before, wonderful things have happened in my life because of what happened back then – so in the end – I guess – I wouldn’t change a single thing there either.