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Sore On Penis Sign Of HIV Infection

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cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember using condoms with him, I'm not sure because I was extremely intoxicated. At anyrate, this summer I had an outbreak of cold sores on my nose after a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold sores are due to the Herpes Simplex viruses. A person can have theherpes viruses and NOT have HIV. They are two seperate infections.Stress (both physical and emotional), can activate the herpes viruses, andlead... Read more »

extended sore throat, dizziness- sign of hiv

Dear Dr. Sowadsky, About a year ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I did not know. The... Read more »

HIV query-Dry sore/Condom covered half of penis.

Hi,I am 27 year old male. I am from Mumbai.I had sex with csw.I used condoms.The condoms covered... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Decreased HIV in Circumcised Males Not Caused By Reduction of STI Sores

The decreased incidence of HIV infections in males who were circumcised is not primarily due to a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to a PLoS Medicine study that analyzed "data from 2 clinical trials including more than... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Ten Things People With HIV Should Know About Syphilis

Figure 1. Syphilis sore on penis. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library [PHIL], Susan Lindsley.) Figure 2. Syphilis sores on soles of feet. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »
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Received Oral Sex With Sore on Penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that this sounds completely typical as I am probably just worried-well, but what is the likelihood of contracting HIV from receiving unprotected oral sex with a sore on my penis due to excessive masturbation? I called the CDC hotline and was... Read more »

PENIS SORE AFTER SEX

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My girlfriend and I have recently stopped using condoms (after 5 months). I noticed that my penis was getting slightly sore after sex. There was no painful urination or discharge but for a few days afterwards, a slight skin irritation (no visible... Read more »

tip of penis entered vagina w/o protection..help/

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm really concerned about something I did.. can someone please help.

I went to Thailand last month where I engaged in stupid activites. I went to a body massage establishment. Anyways, during the course of the body massage the tip of my penis enter... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello,
I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers.
The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal... Read more »