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I Have Herpes And My Hiv Came Back Negative Do I Take It Again

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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...herpes sores or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not... Read more »

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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

...researchers examined the risk factors for prevalent and incident HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections in a community-based cohort of 1,427 HIV-negative gay men in Australia. At baseline, HSV-1 and -2 prevalences were, respectively, 75 percent and 23... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Says

...659 female workers ages 16 to 35 at recreational facilities in Tanzania (Fox, Reuters, 3/12). All the participants were HIV-negative and HSV-2-positive at the start of the study. Some of the women were given two daily pills of acyclovir, a drug... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...to get and study material from a suspected herpes sore. You may still have genital herpes, however, even if your culture is negative (which means it does not show HSV). A blood test called type-specific test can tell whether you are infected... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

...infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, from 2002 to 2005. Among 845 HIV-negative participants at the study's start, researchers interviewed and collected blood and genital samples from 689... Read more »
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got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
..."flu". no diarhea or swollen lymph nodes, but I had other symptoms. So I went and got tested the week after (week 4) and tested negative. I know that is kind of early to test but I felt ok afterwards. But now, week 7 I have been running a... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. 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 »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have any effect on the test result. I... Read more »