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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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swollen testicles

My better half is HIV positive three years running. He decided early on not to take meds nor does he eat well or exercise. In Jan 08 he developed a small sore that quickly spread to the complete backside and the lower front side measuring 2.5 across...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Your partner need to see an HIV specialist ASAP. It sounds like there is an infection there, possile herpes which can be very persistent in persons with weakened immune systems. The skin lesion can then become infected. He needs to get his immune... Read more »

Shrunken testicles while on Testosterone replacement

Hello Doctors:My partner and I, who have been Hiv+ for at least 13 years, recently (within the last couple of months for him and the last week for me)started on testosterone replacement. He receives a shot once per week and I use the 5mg of gel...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Your nurse is correct. It is very common for the testicles to shrink while taking testosterone, and it does not matter how the testosterone is administered. They will reach a point where they will stop, they will not disappear on you!Some people... Read more »

Pain in testicles: STDs like chlamydia and herpes?

Hello doctor,THis is in continuation to one of my previous emails in Nov. I had then expressed concern of getting HIV due to sucking on a strippers breasts, not sure if lactating or not. Ive had some dull testicle pain with slight itching on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is now your third post related to your night of boob-sucking at the Badda Bing. I've tried twice before to reassure you that your actions did not place you at any significant risk for STDs, including HIV. Your current symptoms are... Read more »

answer to shrunken testicles

recently in a answer to a question about shrunken testicles you mentioned a drug called HCG. What does this stand for? Is there anything else for atrophied testicles? I suffer from this and stopping the testosterone replacement for a year has not...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear MM,HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin. Clomid is also used. They are FSH and LH type hormones that may stimulate the testes if the pituitary is not stimulating them. That's what happens when the HIV negative bodybuilders take testosterone... Read more »
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:-( Pain in the testicle

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has any male, who think they might have been exposed to HIV, ever experienced pain and discomfort in the testicle a few weeks after exposure?

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HIV RISK FROM PRE EJACULATORY FLUID AND SORE THROAT - ORAL SEX.

Posted by EduardoRomero31, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. I am a little concerned and I don't know if I am exaggerating but two days ago I performed oral sex on a man who is HIV + with UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD. I checked the head of the penis and it was dry so I started to lick the shaft and... Read more »

Sore Throat and Mouth Sores the Recur

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello would anybody have some insight for me, I had an exposure to HIV 9 months ago. Tested negative to HIV 1/2. The exposure came from a women from sex worker from korea, since then I just haven't felt right. Lots of strange symptoms. So I... Read more »

Sore Throat And Colds Have Nothing To Do With HIV!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Check this out:

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/forum/view_question.html?section_id=61&id=48209&category_id=0

The doctor says that neither the frequency of, nor susceptibility to common colds (including sore throat symptoms) is different in HIV+... Read more »