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How To Talk About Herpes When Dating

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Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of an old infection or a new HSV-2 or HSV-1 lesion or it could have been an ulcerative lesion caused by something other than herpes. Your scumbag ex-boy-toy had HSV-1 by history; he may also have had HSV-2. We have no way of knowing and now it's... Read more »

Bottom turns top

Hi there from Brazil, Dr. Bob! I'm living with HIV for almost 2 years now, last labs in January... Read more »


Dr. Frascino:While vacationing in Spain last week I went to a big gay bar and after a few beers I... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Sex and Dating When You're HIV Positive

...great, and I think it points to one of the issues that we should probably talk about a little bit here. Which is, when we're talking about dating and being an HIV-positive person, HIV is not the only thing that's in the mix, right? There are... Read more »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...preventative therapy for certain OIs. If your CD4cells are below 350, and you have not started HIV treatment, you shouldprobably talk to your doctor about starting treatment at that point. A viralload test can help predict how quickly HIV may... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Masri-Lavine L, Young M, Anastos K, Augenbraun M, Watts, H. (2004) Impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on anemia and relationship between anemia and survival in a large cohort of HIV-infected women: Women's Interagency HIV Study. ... Read more »
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going 2 get tested 2morrrow

Posted by chichi, 4 Replies
...rapid suds test or do i have to take other tests and should i test again at 6 months? thank you - im still so scared - please talk to me. chichi Read more »

dating positive

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies happy. Then, a little voice in my head has me detoured and then I dwell on the question. Will I be safe, will the relationship, health, sex, be the same as any relationship? Am I being selfish? Foolish? Or careful? I'm confused and... Read more »

rapid tsting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure with someone i have no idea has hiv or not. if this guy can give me herpes, then what else can he have given me. please talk to me. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd Read more »