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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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cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that... Read more »

HIV risk from handjob on penis with genital sores present

Hi DoctorIf you answer my question I will be very grateful and donate at least 50 pounds to your admirable foundation.Basically 4 weeks ago in Thailand I visited a massage parlour. After the massage I got the sexworker to give me a handjob until I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your risk of acquiring HIV from a sex worker's rub-a-dub-dub is nonexistent. However, I am concerned about several other potential STD problems based on your report!First, I have no idea what "natural spots you get at the bottom of... Read more »

PEP - ARS symptoms genital lesions?

Dear Dr Frascino,First of all thank you for the site and the wonderful work that you do here. It is an amazing resource.I have been unable to find a similar case in the archives and would be very grateful for your comments on my situation. I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi P,1.Extremely unlikely.2.Symptoms related to ARS are extremely variable from case to case.3.No.4.Sorry, without being able to examine the "unusual lesions," I really can't offer a differential diagnosis. However, I can advise it is... Read more »

Genital (Male) to Genital (Female) Contact

Dear Ryan,Recently, I went home with a woman I met at a bar just that night. One thing lead to another and we were both naked and I was fingering her. She had vaginal secretions and then got on top of me and started to grind against my penis, I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence to support transmission occurring through fingering or grinding. HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. You should not be concerned about HIV transmission in this case.It is possible... Read more »
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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 »

Rash & Sore Throat

Posted by RMT, 1 Reply
I am male and I had a short unprotected exposure (vaginal intercourse - 10 - 15 seconds without condom) to a woman of unknown status in November last year. Some 2-3 weeks later i woke up with a small red rash on the side of my body underneath my... Read more »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is it possible to get genital herpes and pharyngitis caused by the same virus and also feel a flu like illness low grade fever, left side cervic anterior amd pelvic adenophaty and feeling tired all day as well as headache and white thonge and not... Read more »

Feeling anxious about symptoms

Posted by Caterpillar1, 2 Replies
I am a female who had some unprotected sexual contact with a male. There was no penetration but he did ejaculate on my genital region. I've know this man for a while now and we've talked about STDs and he says he is clean.

Three weeks later I ended... Read more »