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Risk Using No Condom When One Partner Has Herpes But Not On An Outbreak

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The 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....
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Risk during possible Herpes outbreak "main worry"

i had sex with penetration with condom, but oral sex was withou condom, and i did oral sex to her, and i had a herpex simple in my lips, do you think i have to go for hiv test?should i be worry of this risk?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If you used a condom during your sex with penetration, there wouldn't be any HIV risk from there.Oral sex without a condom is generally considered low risk for HIV. Having a herpes outbreak though increases this risk,... Read more »

Unprotected intercourse with multiple 'high-risk' partners in the Philippines and Thailand...

Hello there. Thank you for your time. Alright, this isn't another "I had one minute of unprotected sex and the anxiety is killing me!" type of question, which can be easily diffused by a reassuring statistic and a conclusive test. No,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm not sure I have all that much to add to what you've already told yourself in your post! Your decision to have unprotected sex does indeed place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently screening for STDs,... Read more »

Risk from sex with condom but herpes too "i feel like i want suicide!!!"

i had oral sex with no condom with a girl., i had an herpes simple in that moment, then i did penetration with a condom,, but im scare of get hiv for the oral sex i did with the herpes simple i had. please reply ...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If you ever <i>ever</i> are feeling such an intense sense of fear or hopelessness that you're considering hurting yourself or something worse please <b>please</b> reach out to a trusted person.... Read more »

DOES HAVING HERPES PUT YOU IN HIGH RISK FOR HIV

RYAN I THINK THE WORK YOU DO HERE IS GREAT. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD ANSWER MY QUESTION. I AM MALE AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HSV. IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD SPREAD IT BY HAVING...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is evidence that the presence of genital ulcers, like those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), increase the risk of HIV transmission. A condom that prevents fluids from coming into contact with the ulcer should sufficiently protect you... Read more »
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Possible herpes outbreak and risk

Posted by Anonymous
Hello all,
I did something stupid , and now am really worried. I had sex with an escort last month. We used latex condom for oral/vaginal and there was no breakage, but the next day i noticed i was having a herpes outbreak ( i got it years ago) ,... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »

Herpes outbreak & Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Are there symptoms or general behavior one will feel if they seroconvert?

Also, if somebody had herpes already, is there any cases where they would get more outbreaks in the first 3-6 months of getting HIV if not?

thanks!

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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »