Posted 12/27/2019 9:04 AM (GMT -6)
I don't have herpes, but I have HPV. I have no noticeable symptoms from it, but it was found during a routine colonoscopy in 2015. I started on biologics at the end of July and I had the same concerns as you. I only took Imuran for a month, but my HPV didn't get much worse. I was also on prednisone (which also suppresses the immune system) for a long time, and it didn't really get much worse. My rectal surgeon said it is common for it to get worse while on prednisone. She told me it doesn't get worse on Remicade, but I'm not sure if that's accurate or not.
Anyway, I know it's different, but they are both viruses. Have you asked your doctors about your concerns? Could you try biologics instead? They might not affect it the same way as Imuran.