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Genital Herpes And Aids

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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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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 »

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 »

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

Thank you for your answer on my last post.I wish you could tell me more about whether the outbreaks of genetal herpes are caused by the HIV.Can this be cured or will I face this every cycle.Is it caused by a decline of the immune system....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Some individuals with HIV (especially those with more advanced disease or AIDS) can have more severe or more frequent herpes flairs. The outbreaks are not caused by HIV, per se, but rather from any one of the many triggers of herpes, like stress... Read more »
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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

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 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 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 »