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Genital Herpes Diagnosis

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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...
Ask the Experts

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 the diagnosis of genital herpes as specific treatment is available... Read more »

The Eternal Quest (HERPES AND HIV, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,May I be the first (along with my kitty here draped over my arm while I type) to wish you a "Merry Christmas". Just don't snog to much on the eggnog, OK? :)Well, I pulled out my trusty "BS meter" and wanted to verifyif yours was on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pipeline for other HSV-2 vaccinecandidates is limited.The interaction of HSV-2 and HIVinfections emphasizes the importanceof genital herpes testing and appropriatecounseling. Type-specific HSV-2 serologytests may be useful for patientswith... Read more »

Confused about genital herpes on my thigh.

I have had a small group of lesions on my thigh that have been reoccuring for about 4 years. I was recently told that this was genital herpes. I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my genital area before. How can I have this diagnosis now...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Herpes can sometimes occur on skin surfaces that are near but not quite within the genital area, and it is possible that you don't get genital outbreaks. You can transmit the herpes to a partner if your lesions are active and if your partner's... Read more »

Herpes Home (Alone) Test?

Suspicious an Ex girlfriend may have been unfaithful, I have spent the last 7 hours searching the net, because over the last 6 weeks I have begun noticing small bumps that look like acne on my pubic region-just below my waistline one may have been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Quite frankly, your symptoms do not sound like symptoms of herpes or syphilis, but it is impossible to tell through a medium such as this. As far as I know, there are no home tests for herpes or syphilis, and your best bet for a diagnosis is a... Read more »
Articles
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...if you: have a sex partner with known genital herpes infection are HIV-positive are at high risk of exposure to HIV "A genital herpes diagnosis can be overwhelming," said Dr. Schillinger. "People may feel ashamed because of the stigma the... Read more »
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, see ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat... Read more »
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How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Herpes. Thanks Read more »

worried

Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
i had oral sex 2 times the last one was 33 days and the other was at 70 days. i was the receiving end.can you get hepatitis b from this? i see alot of mixed emotion about it. i took a hepatitis b and c test both cam e back negative. the problem is... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Site Navigation What is Freedom Lubricant? Freedom Lubricant is an anti-viral sexual lubricant that helps to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many microbicidal lubricants are under development, Freedom Lube... Read more »

please forgive me

Posted by LynnB, 5 Replies
I know that I am not supposed to post here because I have not yet been diagnosed with HIV , I am still in the waiting phase it has been about 7 and a half weeks since I was raped. I am still healing and mentally I just don't know. I do have a... Read more »