Lupus in Men
Q: Can you tell me the risk a woman with lupus has with having sex with a man with herpes simplex ... genital and/or oral?
A: Lupus itself and the immunosuppressive medicines used to treat lupus increase the chance of infections, including viral infections such as herpes. Evidence suggests that lupus patients have a particular problem with herpetic viral infections. Several things including sunlight exposure and stress can also set off a herpetic viral reactivation.