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Hiv And Recurrent Herpes

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Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested for HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated Read more »

hiv and herpes

Dear Dr. BobI guess many folks are getting herpes (oral and genital) out of unprotected sex. I have... Read more »

Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...performed. Fortunately, infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare. Herpes may play a role in the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection, and it can make... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

... I tested HIV positive. What does this mean? Does it mean I have AIDS? A positive HIV test result means that you are infected with HIV (human Read more »
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Bad Start to the New Year

Posted by vern, 1 Reply
...eroded. I sometimes get this and think it is a manifestation of recurrant herpes. Does this increase the chances of getting HIV or is it just not possible to get HIV from getting blowjobs no matter what. Thx! Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot... In December I had Read more »

hpv & hiv

Posted by Anonymous
...and I am scared like you have no idea. I even noticed a bruise on the tip of my penis after. I have read that not one case of HIV to the insertive for oral sex but with this dumb act I will probly be the first. Can someone shed some light on this... Read more »

Oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
...person when finished I looked down and noticed what looks like a small pimple ( Probly my first recurrence). Is my risk for HIV infection higher then the usual oral sex encounter due to the presence of the possible recurrence? Also, yes I will be... Read more »