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How Can You Tell The Difference Between Zit And Herpes

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popping zits with dirty finger nails

hi Dr. i was very concerned about myself whether HIV can be transmitted through this case! I happen to be a person who has a lot of pimples on my face and i really like to pop it when i am free. I don't concern much about the my fingers whether...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Thanks for writing in. You cannot transmit HIV that way.In Health,Richard... Read more »

zit popping response

Hi,Just read your answer to the person asking about zit popping. Would you care to answer the... Read more »

zit pop into my eye

a girl who was standing next to me was squeezing her face, it did not bother me untill one of her... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regional Differences in HIV Trends in The Gambia: Results From Sentinel Surveillance Among Pregnant Women

The current study compared the seroprevalence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in pregnant women in The Gambia between May 2000 and August 2001 with the seroprevalence of the viruses in 1993-1995. The earlier survey found HIV-1 at 0.6 percent and HIV-2 at 1.1... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Have Varying Effectiveness Against Different STDs

Studies have documented the effectiveness of latex condoms -- not natural or lambskin ones -- in preventing pregnancy and the spread of HIV. With perfect condom use (a condom used every time, put on before any skin-to-skin contact), chances of... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

It's true that HIV doesn't discriminate. It's also true that HIV treatment works just as well in women as in men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Difference in AIDS-Free Survival in Children Starting ART With a CD4% Between 15%-24% Compared to Deferring Until Less Than 15% in the PREDICT Trial

Information to guide initiation of treatment in children older than one year of age is scarce. Results from the PREDICT trial -- presented as late breakers at both IAS 2011 and the preceding pediatric workshop -- found that deferring ART until CD4... Read more »
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hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has different strains that you can catch. Read more »

Insertive Oral question a little different....

Posted by Anonymous
Ok, I was the insertive partner in unprotected oral sedx with a sex worker. Now I contracted HSV-1 on my genitals from this encounter and I am now afraid of possible HIV infection.She had no visible sores or blood in her mouth. I understand that... Read more »

A different angle

Posted by shaneinfl, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

I am a new poster here. Over the past several months, since an unsafe encounter, I have been reading the q/a's from the Dr.'s, as well as looking at the points of view from everyone on this board. You all seem like a great bunch.

I... Read more »

Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me!

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