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Diagnosed With Genital Herpes

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HIV & Herpes

...sound like a foolish question, I just want to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. A roommate of mine was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. She was reading online & saw that HIV is more easily contracted with a person has genital...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your question is not foolish. Here's the scoop. Having genital herpes (like several other sexually transmitted diseases) can increase the risk of transmitting or acquiring HIV sexually. However, Read more »


...hey.. i was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 years ago annd was wondering if famvire (250mg) Read more »

Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can cause painful genital sores in a minority of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

... Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December 2005 issue of the journal ...colleagues looked at 402 HIV-positive pregnant women... Read more »
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Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

broken condom - 30 seconds - broken lives

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...penile discharge & Milky urine 7. Groin pain 8. Lymphnodes swollen 9. Thrush & esophagitis [This is only thing self diagnosed] [for past 2 months] 10. Weightloss I tested out to 12 weeks and currently in my 8th month. Do you think its... Read more »


Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
...think the test could be wrong? the pain want go away. what do you think? i did have sore on the shaft of my penis. it could been genital herpes. i am going to get tested for that Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital warts? I do have something though and i dont know what it could be. It's... Read more »