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Symptoms Of Herpes In Females

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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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Female who had 1X unprotected...Please answer!!

Hello and sorry for the LONG thread:I'm totally freaking out now. Here is my situation. I am a female who had 1x un-protected vaginal encounter back in February of this year that lasted for like 10 seconds and he did NOT ejaculate inside of me....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The simple thing to do is to get another HIV antibody test. If it is negative these symptoms you are experiencing are not then related to HIV infection.BJ... Read more »

Female partially woohooing after 6 years torture!!! Can I really Woohoo doc?

Hey doc! After 6 years of torturing myself & being convinced that I had HIV I finally built up the courage to test today by a free rapid blood test that took 30 minutes at a free clinic, and it was NEGATIVE so I'm woohooin....I think?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You shouldn't have been "petrified" to test because of your symptoms (night sweats, vaginal yeast infection, fatigue, sinus infection, etc.), but rather because your "fair share of fun in the lovin department" was... Read more »

Female who had 1x unprotected...PLEASE ANSWER...I will donate

Dr. Frascino,First of all I want to say thank you for all of the hard work that you put towards the forum. Your responses are truly up-lifting and people like me who are going through so much anxiety appreciate it so much. Here is my story....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Questions about possible infection need to be sent to me at the Safe Sex/HIV Prevention Forum, as this forum is for folks with confirmed HIV disease. So folks, if you are waiting for a reply, and you are not confirmed HIV-positive, youll need to... Read more »

horrified female.

hello, how are you? first i'd like to say that i really admire you and your website. im so paranoid and im hoping that you can ease my fears. in august i had a few oral sex encounters in which i received ; DIDN'T GIVE. there isn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Although guys do tend to submit more questions than gals, I can assure you there is indeed plenty of women-specific info in the archives! (See below.)The HIV-transmission risk for receptive cunnilingus is essentially nonexistent, except if there... Read more »
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symptoms, hiv not from females

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have symptoms for some time, swollen gland, cough, sweats, itchy skin, headaches, tired. Went to my doctor who asked me if I was homosexual, I am not, and he said I don't need any hiv test, that I will not get it from females, I live in Seattle. ... Read more »

genital herpes pain

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
if anyone - male or female - has genital herpies2 can you tell me if you have ever had any of these symptoms ....
a lower spine (tail bone) pain? i got h2 3 months ago (along with my hiv scare - which is NEGATIVE)and i have chosen not to take... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

uh oh.....plz not herpes :(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Three weeks ago I had sex with a woman. I used a condom. For days after the sex my balls were red and tingly. Now I am experiencing flu-like symptoms...fatigue/sore throat/muscle aches/joint pain....especially in the legs. Worst of all.....there... Read more »