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Do Herpes Sores Always Occur In The Same Spots

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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fordyce spots v herpes

I am 43, HIV+ and have little yellow raised spots on my penis and lips that don't change in size with time but I am confused as to whether they are herpes or fordyce spots (found this on the internet).I am on Atripla. what's the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fordyce spots are glandular in nature and can be seen in HIV+ or negative persons on the penis. They are normal variants and would not be impacted by use of Atripla. Genital herpes lesions are usually blisters or sores that can be painful. Use of... Read more »

HERPES WITH NO SORES???? AND CAN I WOOHOO?

Hi Dr. Bob or Should I say Dr. GodHow are you doing these days? I love your outlook on live, so positive.What I was wondering, is I recently had a hiv test done 6 months after possible exposure which was negative..can I woohoo?? My exposure was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Frank,1.Yep, no doubt about it. I'm definitely "positive" (in every sense of the word).2.Yep, you are now WOO-HOO certified. 3.I cannot diagnose your "irritated spot" over the Internet. Sorry. Your physician should be... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.This new research was just presented and consequently I'm learning about it now along with everyone else. I'll post below some more detailed analysis about what we know so far. I'll also urge you to stay tuned, as we promise to... Read more »

std first occurring

once you become exposed to an std(any), how long after infection does the symtoms occur(warts,lesions,etc). If it has been longer than a month, and no signs of infection, does that mean I am not infected. Also, if you are exposed on your hands or...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.This is not a simple question to answer,since Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are actually an entire group ofdiseases. The symptoms that occur from STD's can vary widely from onedisease to another.... Read more »
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STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if... Read more »

Quick Question - Can ARS clear & re-occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick one. Is anyone aware of ARS symtpoms clearing and then recurring after a week?
It's just that I had symtpoms (sore throat, tiredness, low-grade temp and ANXIETY) 4 days after possible exposure (unprotected vaginal... Read more »

cold sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm still waiting to test. One more week to go. I had a curiousity question for you guys. I carry the herpes virus that gives me cold sores. Although since the the time I could have potentially become infected, I haven;t had one occur. Usually when... Read more »

red spots

Posted by Anonymous
Hi for about a year now ive had re-occuring red spots on the head of my penis, they are almost lesian like only the size of say the nib of a pen. I went to two local GUM clinics to try and find out what it is, all i got was that it could just be a... Read more »