The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Herpes & UTI

Sep 30, 2013

I've recently developed a UTI. However, based on what I've read I've found that it could also be herpes. A partner that I had been intimate with (no completion) told me he had herpes, takes medication, but hasn't experienced any breakouts for quite some time (after the fact). Needless to say, after developing a UTI 35 days later, I'm concerned. I am currently on my last day of antibiotic for the UTI, but am scared that the UTI isn't my problem. Will the antibiotics relieve the "burning" symptoms if it is herpes? There's so much out there to read, but do I need to speak further with my doctor, because apparently a UA will not detect the virus? Any help would be appreciated.

Response from Mr. Glenn

If you got diagnosed with a UTI and the treatment is helping with that, then it sounds like you have a UTI. The treatments are not the same.

If the symptoms come back on a regular basis, then you should definitely have another conversation with your doctor to figure out what's going on.

But just because you read some things that make your case sound like Herpes, don't disregard the advice of your doctor.

Hope this helps!


Blood contact in the ER

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint