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How To Talk About Herpes

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Get the Facts
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,
Ask the Experts

Taking Ecstasy and immune system

I take ecstasy with alcoholic liquid for kind of sex enhancement once a month, by average! How does this behavior affect the immune system and overall health system.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...people who actually use them in moderation and responsibly. And we HIV poz folks need to be extra careful.Several people I have talked to have herpes flare ups after X, coke, or any drugs, which tells me immune activation is present. Immune... Read more »

herpes virus

Could herpes virus survive even a few moments in any ideal medium that could be found off or outside the body?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. I'm assuming you're talking about theHerpes simplex virus (sexually transmitted herpes). Under naturalconditions, the herpes virus will not survive at Read more »

Herpes Misdiagnosis

I was recently diagnosed with what my family physician thought to be a primary herpes outbreak. However, not only did the test come back negative, but there was none of the characteristic symptoms (blistering, ulcerated sores, etc.) and the bumps...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Common sexually transmitted infections that are characterized by genital lesions are genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. Talk with your doctor about your next steps, how to rule out other infections, and how you should proceed if you... 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 heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested for HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...helping, there are two other medications which may help. They are Valacyclovir (Valtrex) and Famciclovir (Famvir). Please talk to your doctor to see if Valtrex or Famvir are options for you.4) Take steps to reduce your stress. Stress (both... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...abnormal menstrual cycles. Since anemia has been shown to be a risk factor for progression of HIV disease, it is important to talk to your doctor about whether you are anemic and what treatments or preventive measures you can take. If you have... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...diagnosis can be overwhelming," said Dr. Schillinger. "People may feel ashamed because of the stigma the infection carries. Talk to your doctor or a mental health professional about how you feel. Help is available." Coping resources are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk to your health care provider immediately . Ask whether you can use HIV treatments to prevent infection. Fact Sheet... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
Connect With Others

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird Read more »

Herpes or HIV, I'm stressing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...my penis may have peeked out and made contact with her skin exposed from the fishnets. What exposure of any std is there? Herpes?, HIV? Thanks for your answers. I'm stressing! Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone who can relate??? Thanks, SF Read more »

kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
from what i can get about half of the websites, hotlines(cdc, and colorado hiv hotline, for example) believe french kissing is risky, and should consider testing. other sites and the GMHC hotline say no risk, kiss away...anyone want to add to my... Read more »