Aa
A
A
A
Close
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community
1.9k Members
Avatar universal

Risks from Remicade/Azathyprine for Crohns

Hello!
I had UC as a 10 year old, total collecting, j pouch. Then I had several obstructions in my 20s. Now I have a pouch/vaginal fistula and a Crohns dx for the last 3 years-I am 33. I am on Azathypeine and remicade to keep crohns at bay and the fistula from getting worse. I also have HSV-1. I am wondering if my immunosuppression from my crohns medication: 1.) makes me more contagious to others, because maybe my body isn't as good now at fighting the virus? If so, would daily antivirals negate this additional risk? 2.) makes my antibodies (I've had them for 10 years) less effective and therefore makes autoinnoculation possible- that I could spread my own virus to other parts of my body or that I would be less protected against getting hsv 1 in a new place or hsv 2 3.) am I at higher risk of contracting stds in general? I do practice safe sex. I just want to make sure I'm adequately protecting myself and others in case there are extra steps or things I need to do due to my immunosuppression to treat my crohns. Thank you.
0 Responses
Have an Answer?
Top Digestive Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Learn which OTC medications can help relieve your digestive troubles.
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
Discover common causes of and remedies for heartburn.
This common yet mysterious bowel condition plagues millions of Americans
Don't get burned again. Banish nighttime heartburn with these quick tips
Get answers to your top questions about this pervasive digestive problem
Are you still experiencing symptoms on your current treatment for Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's and ready for a different treatment/ready for a change?