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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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SORE FEELING OF THE SKIN

HELLO! I'VE BEEN TAKING TRUVADA & SUSTIVA COMBO FOR TWO YEARS NOW. I JUST RECENTLY SWITCHED TO ATRIPLA. WHILE I WAS ON THE FIRST REGIMEN, I HAD SORE FEELINGS IN MY SKIN IN THE LEGS AND ARMS. NOW THAT I'VE BEEN ON ATRIPLA I STILL HAVE...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla has the same HIV medication as were in Truvada + Sustiva so any side effect that a patient might have had on Truvada would often persist on Atripla. Your skin discomfort could be due to one of your HIV medications as an unusual... Read more »

sores with hiv

i've been taking norvir, presesta, and travada for about nine months now, i've also been using crack, trying to stop, anyway, i keep breaking out with these itching sores all over my body, why?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry skin (ezcema) is common in general population and even more common in HIV+ persons. Other skin conditions are also common in HIV+ persons (such as folliculitis), fungal infections, seborrhea so a specific diagnosis is helpful to establish... Read more »

HIV+ with Sores on my Body

I have these sores on my body that look like cigarette burns. They are round, red, look like scares, and are a little indented. I bought some Gold Bond lotion to see if it was caused form dry skin and so far it hasn't worked. My sister has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.It's very difficult to accurately diagnose skin conditions over the web (sometimes it is difficult, even when you see the lesions in person). Because of this, I'd hesitate to even try to guess what your particular... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.This new research was just presented and consequently I'm learning about it now along with everyone else. I'll post below some more detailed analysis about what we know so far. I'll also urge you to stay tuned, as we promise to... Read more »
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lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »

Skin or Latex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Provided that skin is unbroken and has no open cuts or sores....Is the protection greater/less or equal to that provided by latex?

Thanks

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tongue sores

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else experienced sores on the tongue that start out as little white pimple like sores. They are very painful and get bigger turning into a crater like sore. The problem is that I have been getting one after the other, and sometimes a... Read more »