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Does Having Genital Herpes Mean I Have Hiv

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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 United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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genital herpes = HIV ???????????

dear sir i wanna know does genital herpes means u have HIV/AIDS. I also have a herpes on my penis too!!!!! please help me find the solution for that!!!!thanx in advance sir!!!!!!!!!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Genital herpes (herpes simplex virus, HSV) is very common in the general population. Having HSV does not mean that you have HIV, however having genital HSV means that you've been exposed to a sexually transmitted... Read more »

genital herpes

Dear dr. im 27 yo n hiv positive with 461 count n undetectable. i veen having itching in the anal region n pain. My dr told me it was herpes n ge put me in antibotics valtrex. does this means im developing aids. pls help me im so afraid to die....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.No near to fear. Though uncomfortable, genital (or perianal) herpes is not an AIDS-defining illness in any way. Be well, and write back anytime.BY... Read more »

Chances of getting genital herpes from cunningiligus, analingus and fingering

Hello Doctor Frascino, I would first like to truly applaud you for everything you have done for so many people and their lives with your knowledge and kind heart. What you do is priceless.I am an 18 year old male who recently went to spain for a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Having unprotected sex with anyone puts you at risk, no matter if it is with a prostitute or someone you know. From what you have described my best recommendation to you is that you get in to see your doctor for a full STI (Sexually... Read more »

Poz Person's risk for Genital Herpes (HERPES, 2011)

I am an HIV+ gay man and just met a great guy, I disclosed my HIV status and he was great about it but then he disclosed he has genital herpes. I have never had anyone disclose that to me so I did the research and (as like HIV) all of the medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sounds like a very logical plan to me. I'll repost several links below that discuss herpes.Good luck with your new Mr. Happily-Ever-After.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »

genital herpes pain

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
hi,
if anyone - male or female - has genital herpies2 can you tell me if you have ever had any of these symptoms ....
a lower spine (tail bone) pain? i got h2 3 months ago (along with my hiv scare - which is NEGATIVE)and i have chosen not to take... Read more »