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Does Herpes Look Like Pimples

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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 Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
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PID's pimples

i am positive with HIV test,,and i'd took all my medecines that the Doctor recomend,,and i still have look like pimples that grew near at my anus..what is the best medicine for this,,these pimples are very ichy and cause pain sometimes..please...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...physical examination is in order, maybe even a biopsy. Skin lesions around the anus could be several things- most commonly true pimples or skin abscesses (sometimes Staph infections), sometimes they are warts (condyloma) or herpes, sometimes yet... Read more »

could it be herpes?

Hi. i have 3 littla bumps on my penis like pimples.all in diffrent places.thay look like pimples and when you squees them a hard wht substance comes out almost like a white head.they are not always there thay go away but come back every few months...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Could be herpes, but usually HSV lesions don't produce white heads. Could more likely be pimples or infected hair follicles. I'd ask you doctor to evaluate them when the symptoms are active. BY Read more »

herpes and hiv

I'm infected July 2006 with syyphilis. I have not test but secondary signs are showing up. Also appears that I had 4 outbreaks of Herpes (to be confirmed if it is herpes). My doctor saw it and said you have lesions likely to be genital herpes. The...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is quite possible to get recurrent genital herpes as often as you describe without HIV infection. I would urge you, however, to undergo all the testing that is needed to confirm Read more »

Herpes?

I have a rash on my shoulder and a little on to my arm. They look like small pimples that are spread out. I have recently had sex with a new boyfriend. Could this be herpes?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Herpes infections are likely to occur either in or around your mouth or genitals (including the anus, buttocks, and upper thighs). If Read more »
Articles
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 »
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

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...with HIV. Also, syphilis causes large, painless sores. It is easy for someone to be infected with HIV through syphilis sores. Herpes simplex infection (see Fact Sheet 508 ) also causes sores which assist infection with HIV. An active case of... Read more »
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Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...up. And it seems to be getting worse. She's had smooth facial skin ever since I've known her, years! I have had one or more pimple that show up from time to time. By the time I try to go to the doctor to have them check it out, it disappears. I... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now Read more »

Ahh.. Do I have herpes!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...so yesterday Im about to take a shower and thats when I see a pimple on my penis.. on the shaft.. the top part, just before where the hair is.. so anyways.. I went to the doctor's and he had a look Read more »

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! Read more »