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Are Herpes An Early Sign Of HIV

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...her or her babys risk of getting infected. Babies who are born with herpes do better if the disease is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores caused by the herpes infection or by other factors in the immune system. In addition, HIV-positive...
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Dr. Bob please answer, eagerly awaiting response -Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Sorry to be a pest, but I am freaking out (eagerly) awaiting your response to my question...The question is this...I was rimmed / oral from the prostitute late may 2007 (only possible exosure) tested 6 times after (last test on dec 31st...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...whom? Certainly not from me or this Web site!Your fears are completely unwarranted. You and your wife's repeatedly negative HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional tests are warranted.... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed

To Dr. Bob,On May 31st, 2007 I went to a Massage Parlour where I received oral sex with saran wrap on my penis for about a minute and then was rimmed by the prostitute while I masturbated until I finished. I was extremely nervous afterwards and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to help you sort out any persistent symptoms.Thank you for your willingness to make a donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for your desire to help those whose... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks in advance for your previous help, I have made a donation via credit card to your admirable foundation. I am still concerned about and have questions with regards to the following which I wish I included in my previous post...1. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...That said, I will remind you that oral sex, even without being "dressed for the occasion," carries only a very minimal risk for HIV acquisition. If you add a layer of Saran wrap, the HIV risk declines into the negligible range.2.This would be... Read more »

Herpes Zoster at 14 months (resubmitted from other forum)

Dear Dr.My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now. We are both male and 28 years old. 14 months ago, in a moment of drunkenness, we went to a sex club and my boyfriend received fellatio. The encounter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Insertive oral sex carries an extremely low risk for acquiring HIV.Regarding your boyfriend's symptoms, the vast majority of cases of herpes zoster have absolutely nothing to do with HIV disease. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...antiretroviral treatments in the 1990s. HSV and HIV HSV is not one of the infections that are part of the official diagnosis of AIDS. However, people infected with both HIV and HSV are likely to have more frequent outbreaks of herpes. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and diagnosing IRIS is still in its early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study... Read more »
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got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Ok so 7 weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from Read more »

Anxiety and symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...find was ITP (idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura). It fit exactly and is very common in HIV infected people in the early stages. Now I was convinced. So I went to the doctor out of shear panic. He looked at it. Said it was probably... Read more »