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How Do I Avoid Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
Ask the Experts

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

HIV+ / Herpes -

I wanted to know if being on HIV antivirals had any effect on keeping a person from being infected with genital herpes?Also, is there such a thing as Herpes prophylaxis?I would appreciate any thoughts you have on this topic
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.I am not aware of any evidence that HIV medications will prevent being infected with genital herpes. However, those who are infected may find that they have less outbreaks once their immune system is strengthened with... Read more »

Oral Sex and Herpes / HPV

Are there any "safe" times when I can receive oral sex if I have a mild case (two outbreaks per year) of genital herpes or warts? Does this increase my chance of cervical cancer? I am a middle-aged bisexual and my partners want this. How much risk...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...This is a tough question. Truth be told, both genital herpes and warts are caused by viruses and both of these types of viruses tend to persist even if you do not have any lesions. HOWEVER, Read more »

Herpes casual contact

My brother has Genital Herpes (HSV-2). Whenever he comes home to visit from University I feel uncomfortable and wash my hands after I touch anything he may have touched. I am very worried because I am always avoiding things that he may have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You really shouldn't be worrying about infection with herpes simplex virus unless your skin is coming into DIRECT CONTACT with herpes sores on your brother's skin. It is highly unlikely Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras Read more »
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Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »