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Can Washing After Sex Can Help Prevent Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...Reduce Your Risk of Spreading Herpes People with herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal) from the time of your first genital symptoms until your symptoms are completely gone. Symptoms Symptoms of...
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Can i prevent HIV transmital by urinating and washing up immediatelly after sex

Dr. Fracino Please help me I'm losing my mind.I recently had unprotected virginal sex with a woman I don't know.I believe she is super promiscuous because when I first saw her she was topless at the pool and with her husband. She flagged me into her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You had "virginal" sex with a married promiscuous woman??? Hmm. How is that possible? Let's assume you had vaginal as opposed to virginal sex, OK?Urinating after unprotected sex does not decrease the risk of HIV. I would advise you level with... Read more »

Washing genital organs after unsafe sex

I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago. She has just tested positive to HIV test. I washed my penis with soap and water in about 5minutes after sex. Her CD4 test show she has 2.8 I am at risk of HIV? What can I do now that I have not tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Genital washing after unsafe sex does not protect you against HIV. In fact some studies indicate that it may increase the risk of HIV transmission. Read more »

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
Hi,You are "receiving conflicting information"??? From 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... Read more »

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About 3 weeks, i had sex with an asian sex worker, it was like 2 minutes...to make a long story short, she had her period and i got it a little bit blood on my pubic hair and testicles' region(I'm Shaved). I had a condom on but I wanted to know what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intact and you have not had a herpes outbreak in that area. HIV cannot permeate intact skin, (unless there has been a previous herpetic outbreak in that area). Your fears about blood, soap and water contacting your urethra are unwarranted.... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...sex on a man. If you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spit semen out and rinse with a dental wash rather than swallowing. Dental dams are squares made from latex. Put some water- or silicone-based lube on one side... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...medications. However, pregnant women must useproducts specially designed for them. Contaminated clothes, bedding, and towelsshould be washed in hot water to kill lice and eggs and to preventreinfection. Syphilis This STD is caused by a specific... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...go to the doctor's office if it would bring me to peace. Well anyways six months now I still worry that she gave me genital herpes. I have not had a breakout and everything is working alright but Im still a little uneasy. Can you all help please? Read more »

Freaking out.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...oral and I told him to warn me before he ejaculated and of course he gave me no warning. I spit it out and used some mouth wash afterwards. Now I'm really stressed. Could I have been exposed to HIV from this? Read more »

please help! fair judgement required!

Posted by amrit, 3 Replies
...all smeared in fluids. i suppose the fluids could touch the herpes a bit. at that moment i discontinued, went to the bathroom, washed my penis and all was finished. that's what i thought! no, everything was only starting! next morning i went to... Read more »