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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common...
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The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Both the OraQuick and OraSure tests are made by OraSure Technologies. I've discussed the accuracy of these rapid tests multiple times in this forum. I haven't anything new to add. (See below.) I see absolutely no reason, from the information Read more »

HIV Rapid Test

Hi,I kissed a guy with HIV about 2 years ago. I had a cold sore and even though I have been told I cannot get it this way I still wanted to get tested so I recently did. MY Rapid (Blood-prick) test was negative. Then I had someone tell me that those...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The licensed rapid tests are of high quality and high accuracy. They can produce false positive results and should always be confirmed with an Read more »

Mouth Sores and Kissing

Hello Dr I have a real quick question....I have a mild case of Gum disease...and My gums often bleed when brushed..although lately they haven't been bleeding that much anymore cause I'm getting treatment..I also have braces and often have a lot of...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...will prevent your appliance from causing irritations in the first place. Finally, would you want to French kiss a girl who had cold sores in her mouth? Hopefully out of respect to that person, the answer would be NO.Hope this helps!DR Read more »

Cold Sores w/HIV and Valtres

Is there a propensity to get cold sores more often with HIV+? Can Valtrex be taken to prevent cold sore development if HIV+?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Cold sores due to herpes simplex are frequently more recurrent in HIV+persons and can be suppressed with medications such as Valtrex, Famvir, Read more »
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Lymphoma

...is very toxic. It suppresses the immune system. It can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, swollen and sensitive gums, mouth sores, hair loss, and numbness or tingling in the feet or hands. Chemo also damages bone marrow. This can cause... Read more »
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Viramune

...life-threatening; notify your health care provider immediately. Seek medical attention right away if you experience blistering, mouth sores, conjunctivitis (redness or inflammation of the eye, or pink eye, which if untreated may result in... Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...herpes outbreak, syphilis, or the flu. When either person has open sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...(sperm or vaginal fluids.) The viral load test result was for when your sample was taken, not today. Viral load can change quickly, especially if you get sick with a cold or flu, or even if you get vaccinated. Even with all these warnings,... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next... 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 Read more »

cold sore/pimple?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a cold sore on the upper be lip at first be confused as a pimple? and would it indicate hpv if a cold sore, or does hpv show as clusters? Read more »

quick question about ars

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cold sores on the lip that disappear within a few days are not in any way related to ars are they? thanks guys. Read more »