How Many People Have Genital Herpes
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is normal for people to start asking many questions after having an experience like yours. The only way to really know if you have been HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. Otherwise, you are just going to scare yourself silly by... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello,Having unprotected sex with anyone puts you at risk, no matter if it is with a prostitute or someone you know. From what you have described my best recommendation to you is that you get in to see your doctor for a full STI (Sexually... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is possible to transmit oral herpes (generally caused by HSV-1) to a person's genitals (generally caused by HSV-2). You cannot predict if that person will exhibit the same type of symptoms, because infections with these viruses will... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related Services1. 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 »
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Posted by scared83, 1 ReplyI know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot...
In December I had vaginal sex with a prostitute. I was wearing a condom and was only "in" her for like a minute.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesCould herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesAny positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »
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