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How Does Herpes Increase The Risk Of Hiv

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Herpes=increased HIV risk? Help!

Dear Doctor Robert,Can I start by saying thank you for the work you do and the thousands of people you help with your sound and level-headed advice. I will greatfully give a donation if you can help by answering my question. Which is...Could I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello "Worried Well?"If your romance with Zorba the Greek was protected, your HIV risk should be nonexistent, assuming a latex condom was used properly and did not fail. HIV cannot pass through intact latex. No way. 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... Read more »

Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

... HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

...Institutes of Health. "The findings of this study mark an important step toward understanding why HSV-2 infection increases the risk of acquiring HIV and why acyclovir treatment does not reduce that risk," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Says

... Treating genital herpes does not reduce the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Reuters reports. Herpes Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Finds

... Treating genital herpes does not reduce the risk of HIV, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the AP/ Newsweek reports (Cheng, AP/ Newsweek , 6/19). Read more »
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wondering the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...protected? meaning his penis is covered but the sore is not coverable by condom. i know i can get herpes from this but can i get hiv from the herpes sore, like if there is blood or something on the sore? or is it only the other way around,... Read more »

Home Access uses 1st generation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...results tonight. I found out they use a 1st generation test. They say the difference between 1st and 3rd is about 1 week. My risk was protected sex with a sex trade worker. I have herpes from many years ago. I have been reading that just... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...got to know about my herpes status on a 12 week test along my negative ISA HIV test. I have heard acquiring herpes increases risk of hiv transmission. Do the sores have to be present on the penis beforehand or is the presence of sores in vagina... Read more »

What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz? Thanks Read more »