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

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Get the Facts
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...transmit herpes through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example. The virus is spread rarely, if at all, by objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub. Reduce Your Risk of Spreading Herpes People with herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and...
Ask the Experts

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
...body's immune defenses and make it easier to get HIV infection. A recent study found that people with HSV had three times the risk of becoming infected with HIV as people without HSV. A recent study found that treating HSV can lead to a... Read more »

Congratulations. I will donate $250. Please help (2nd email with + info.)

Dear Dr. Bob,Congratulations for your outstanding forum and excellent work. I will donate $250 for your foundation. Please help:Two weeks ago, I French kissed and had unprotected insertive oral sex (no trauma or bleeding) for some time (I couldn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...three-month mark is warranted.2. Yes, if your partner had open herpes sores/blisters, white blood cells at the site may increase the risk of HIV transmission/acquisition.Increased risk of HIV transmission is more of a problem if the HIV-negative... Read more »

Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a newly acquired infection during late pregnancy poses a greater risk of transmission to the baby. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually... Read more »

Herpes & HIV?

Hey Dr. Bob, I just want to thank you for the services provided by this site because it was immensely beneficial in answering many of my questions. However, I would greatly appreciate your opinion. I was a single male at the time, and about 1 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Protected sex is indeed protected if the latex condom is used properly and doesn't break.Herpes Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a newly acquired infection during late pregnancy poses a greater risk of transmission to the baby. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Poverty, Protest, Policy -- and Well-Kept Secrets of Positive Women and Risk Reduction

...better communication, and greater intimacy with partners. And some couples jointly decide that weighing all options, the risk of the negative partner acquiring HIV is less important than the perceived quality of life and quality of intimacy... Read more »
Connect With Others

Strict Tops...Advice Needed!!

Posted by running4it, 3 Replies
...Currently in a relationship with a monogamous partner. He knows of my status and we have protected sex. We slipped up the other day. He was okay with the situation but I am a bit Read more »

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, Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the HIV virus. However the effectiveness has not been shown to be 100%, so we still advise caution. One way to look at the risk of contracting aids is through statistics. In most low risk groups in the US, the prevalance of HIV infected people... Read more »

If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men Read more »