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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 sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember using condoms with him, I'm not sure because I was extremely intoxicated. At anyrate, this summer I had an outbreak of cold sores on my nose after a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold sores are due to the Herpes Simplex viruses. A person can have theherpes viruses and NOT have HIV. They are two seperate infections.Stress (both physical and emotional), can activate the herpes viruses, andlead... Read more »

Are anal warts a sign of HIV infection?

Hello, Dr. Feinberg. I've had several HIV tests, and all have come up negative. However, I recently discovered that I have anal warts, and am concerned that if I have been exposed to this STD, then perhaps I have others, too, or even HIV. Are...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Anogenital warts are common, period. They're just another STD, and can certainly occur in HIV-s, although I think it was the right thing to do to get an HIV test. You can have the warts treated -- it's easiest to do when they are small,... Read more »

Are my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection

Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was responded and it told me I had ZERO-Risk! However, I'm still a little worried and want to know if the symptoms I'm suffering from are HIV related. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Heineken-up-the-Heinie Guy,Are you back again??? Exactly what part of "nonexistent risk" are you having difficulty understanding. Dude, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Consequently, your symptoms could not possibly be HIV... Read more »

Are chronic yeast infections a sign of HIV?

I am 24 yrs old. I am married, & have been sexually active with my husband only for the last 5 years, and we have a healthy three year old. Prior to our relationship, unfortunatly I had unprotected sex with as many as 20 partners, from the time...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I assume you mean vaginal yeast infections. These are extremely common and are not indicative of HIV infection. Similarly, allergies are not indicative of HIV infection, and fatigue has multiple potential causes. The HIV test is extremely sensitive,... Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »

is chapped lips a sign of hiv infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a high risk encounter and a few weeks after got really cracked chapped lips.I happened to have other symptoms as well just curious cause I haven't heard much about it being a symptom. Read more »