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Does Long Lasting Herpes Outbreak Mean I Am Infected With HIV

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...If you have genital herpes infection, you can easily pass or transmit the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have herpes play an important role in transmission because they are unaware they can infect a sexual partner. You can transmit herpes...
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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, Read more »

can i transmit the HIV virus with unprotected sex?

Dear Doctor, Thanks for taking the time to answer. I just need one more clarification. If I am HIV positive and because I took Valtrex couple of years back for fifteen days, does this mean that I won't transfer the HIV virus to my partner if I have...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...point in time. One does not relate to the other as the effect of the Valtrex on the amount of HIV in the body only lasts for as long as they are taking the Valtrex. Read more »

HIV, Herpes and Neuropathy

I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes in late July 2003 and HIV a week later in August 2003. I initially sought treatment due to severe pain in my rectum. It took several weeks and a blood test to determine that my pain was related to an initial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...symmetric" sensory neuropathy-- meaning that symptoms are symmetric and usually first appear in the fingers and toes. By contrast, herpetic neuropathy (called post-herpetic neuralgia) is generally localized to the anatomic regions where the... Read more »

herpes duration and AIDS

I am a little concerned as a recent partner (hiv status unknown) had oral herpes that took longer than 10 days to disappear. While the scabs went away after about 2 weeks, a small pink patch remained for a week or two more. I have read that long...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...can't contain the continued production of herpesvirus. Your friend's episode is quite within the bounds of a normal herpes outbreak. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...percentages below 14%. OIs can be fairly common infections, like genital herpes. But not everyone with HIV who has a herpes outbreak is deemed to have AIDS. To the contrary, herpes becomes an OI only when it takes advantage of a weakened immune... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...uninfected person has a weakened immune system . This could be because of a long-term illness or an active infection like a herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the... Read more »
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Herpetic ulcer in the mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...mouth (on the roof) was very small, painful and went away 3 days later. . I have Herpes 1 for many years and i used to have many outbreaks mostly on my lip and in my mouth (on the floor). The outbreaks had stoped for 4 years. Now i had one on my... Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from Read more »

Herpes and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on an HIV test. Last possible exposure over 10 years. Have had various symptoms...how possible is it to never have herpes outbreak or symptoms and then have them while having HIV symptoms as well with exposure this long ago. Read more »

hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »