Symptoms Of Herpes In The Urethra

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Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more difficult to transmit. HIV cannot permeate intact skin! HIV can cross intact mucous membranes, such as the lining of the urethra (pee hole), but not skin (the covering of the shaft of the penis, for example). You can read much more about HIV... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support... Read more »


Caro Dottore:I really worry. I am a noncircumsized male in late 40s. I practice full abstinence and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...anal sex. However, a person who inserts his penis into an infected partner also is at risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Not having... Read more »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...days. After the first incident there was nothing but 1-2 days after the second incident, I developed stinging feeling in my urethra and have a tender lymn node on my left grion,there is no pain during urinating. However, I can see some... Read more »

HIV/STD or paranoia?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
...well now this month for the past two days my penis feels a little funny. I've been masturbating constantly which may be why my urethra feels tingly/tickly. Is it possible that the STD is now showin up or should I just ease up on masturbating? ... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

about symptoms and low risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...since it was in there for a while during sex I am wondering if it had any blood in it if it could have worked its way down my urethra. I also fingered her with torn skin along the nail. I wasn't concered until I started getting symptoms: week 2 -... Read more »