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Symptoms Of Herpes In Males

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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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Herpes - POZ male...could I get HIV too? Sick to my stomach

3 weeks after receiving a BJ from a POZ guy, I got a genital herpes outbreak (small - just 3 blisters, gone in 4 days). I have previously had genital herpes in the same area, so I don't know for sure I contracted it from him, or whether it was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »

What precautions should two positive male partners take?

Please excuse my ignorance. I've only been positive since July. I'm thinking of re-entering the dating world and have considered dating another positive guy. Are there any extra precautions that two positive male partners should take? How...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, reinfection is a possibility, but we don't know how often it actually occurs, as it is difficult to document. (See below.) As for precautions for two poz partners, it's the same as for anyone else. Remember, poz or neg, you need to... Read more »

Post Exposure Prevention Male to Male to Female -- Concerned.

I recently had two regrettable things happen -- I engaged in male - male sex as the bottom, with a male unknown to me. The condom broke. It lasted for another minute or two and we figured it out. No ejaculation. He said he was neg, still I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would recommend:1. Level with your wife if you have not already done so.2. Continue your full 28-day course of PEP and follow the post-PEP testing guidelines (HIV-antibody tests at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of... Read more »

Anal sex male to male for less than 30 seconds

I had anal sex with another man for less than 30 seconds. I was the giving in the situation. I did not ejaculate. I don't know his HIV status. I have had no smyptoms after the first month. Now it has been between 2 and 3 months now and I have...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Anytime you engage in penetrative sex (no matter how brief the time) with a partner of unknown HIV status you are taking a risk. Symptoms will not tell you if you have been infected. You must get an HIV test 90 days from the date of the... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi evrybody,

I am not sure how to begin as I am confused. I tested negative for HIV but positive for genital herpes. I am not even sure waht to do anymore

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