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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 little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »

Herpes or HIV, I'm stressing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to a massage parlor and participated in heavy grinding/frottage with masseuse. She was bent over table and I was behind her. She had fishnets on and I had my boxers on. I think that my penis may have peeked out and made contact with her... Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
I have been coming here for a LONG time and have made some great friends along the journey. As you all well know I 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... Read more »

Fingering Gave Herpes - HIV as well

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I fingered a stripper and got herpes where I had a cut on my hand. I had an 11 week hiv test that came back negative. Is it still possible i got hiv as well as herpes from this episode? Read more »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK... here's the deal. I recently visited with a woman of unknown HIV status at a local bar. After conversing for about an hour, we ended a visit with a brief kiss.... not deep or passionate. There was the presence of saliva on my bottom lip from... Read more »
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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...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »

nobody talks about rimming

Dr Frascino, how big is the possibility of becoming HIV+ for rimming? I look for information but nobody talks about it, maybe nobody does it!?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What do you mean no one talks about rimming?? I just checked the archives of this site and found over 250 entries posted on the subject!! Check them out and you'll soon see that there have been no recorded cases of getting HIV from... Read more »

Please talk to me Dr. Bob

I've e-mailed you a couple of times but haven't received an answer yet. I know you must be extremely busy with your practice and this website. But if you can spare a couple of minutes to listen I'd appreciate it.Here's my story....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're at 11+ weeks; consequently, your three-month mark is very near. I absolutely agree with your therapist: your HIV risk is minimal to nonexistent. A rapid HIV test at the three-month mark will give you your definitive result.... 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 all outside the human body. This virus is NOT... Read more »
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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Teens Talk About Sexuality, Relationships, Decision Making, and STDs

Decision Making: A Series of National Surveys of Teens About Sex is a new of survey "snapshots" on adolescent sexual heath issues from The Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen magazine. This nationally representative survey is part of a broader... Read more »
PositiveWords

Condoms, Confidence and Keepin' It Real: Talking About the Tough Stuff

"Condoms are uncomfortable." "Sex is better without a condom." "I don't like condoms." "Using a condom means that we don't trust each other." Have you heard any of these lines before? Have you said any of them? Which ones ring true for you? Which... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Talking 'bout Your Status

Disclosure, a hot topic. Do we tell, when do we tell, how do we tell and whom do we tell? Well, here is something anyone who is HIV-positive should know: Every state in the U.S. has generic criminal statutes that could apply to conduct that exposes... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

BTAN Delegates Talk About the Microbicide Trials Network Meeting

There has been mixed progress in the development of a vaginal-microbicide gel containing the ARV tenofovir , which was proved to reduce HIV infections in women by up to 54 percent. South African researchers reported a breakthrough in microbicide... Read more »