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How Do You Know If You Have Herpes

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Genital herpes: how do we know for sure?

Dr. Kull,Please post this question, your answer will help a lot of us to clear up some of the comfusions about HSV2. So how can we ever know if we are infected with genital herpes? In The Body, it states that 80 of the people are unaware that they...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
1. Don't know. It's difficult to explain why people respond differently to infections like herpes, but they just do. There are so many different factors that will influence the course of infection, and this applies to so many different... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They... Read more »

please doc answer me, you know me and know i always donate

My only question its about a 4 months zoviraz regimen to prevent hsv 2 if affect the Elisas test?.9... Read more »
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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, see Fact... Read more »
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? What are the complications of genital herpes? How is genital herpes diagnosed? Is there a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes One of Australia's Most Common STDs: Study

The first nationwide study on the topic has found that one Australian in eight has genital herpes, and 80 percent of those with the virus do not know they have it. The virus was found most often in people ages 35 to 44 and was more common in cities... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lab Tests for Herpes Often Give Wrong Results

A recent survey of laboratories performing herpes simplex virus (HSV) testing found many used blood tests that often give false results. In a proficiency examination of HSV testing, the College of American Pathologists sent 172 participating labs a... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all
I know this may not be the right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital warts? I do have something though and i dont... Read more »

Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI,I am a 14 year old with herpes.
I beleive I was infected when I was 13 .I aslo was pregnant when I found out that I had the virus.I was very scared and angry.I even begged god to take it away,promising that I would never have sex again ,if he... 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, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »