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Symptoms Of Herpes In The Vagina

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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 United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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herpes symptoms on the upper thigh

I have Genital Herpes i got it from my ex performing oral sex on me with a cold sore on his mouth, anyway my current boyfriend of 2 years wants to know if blisters can appear on the upper thigh in the bend of the pelvic area? He's only had this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible. Genital herpes lesions can appear anywhere in the genital region -- vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, testicles, anus, buttocks, and thigh. When one has a genital herpes simplex virus infection, the virus travels up nerve pathways and... Read more »

Herpes on top of vagina

is it possible to get herpe sores on the top of your vagina where the pubic hair grows? i just shaved my vagina and when i looked at it there was a sore. i use condoms when i have sex, and i havent been active in about a month and a half. they are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is definitely possible to get herpes sores just about anywhere in the genital region. Typically they are very sore, especially with a first episode. You can read more about herpes here:... Read more »

my face and body started itching 2 day after sucking vagina

Hi doc my face and body started itching after i made an oral sex with a stripper. I was sucking her vagina fluid during the intercoures. . Now im having a great anxiety. Im scared if i had herpes or hiv. I need explanation why im itching. And...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Luckily 2 days is not enough time to have symptoms of HIV infection, so that is not the cause of your symptoms. HIV takes about 2 weeks at least to cause symptoms. Even herpes takes about 4-5 days before symptoms develop.You may have picked up... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection due to rubbing of penis on vagina...

Sir,I am a 27 years old male from india...I had a encounter with a girl of unknown status at hotel. I used condom bt on maximum 2 ocassion i removed the condom and rubbed my penis on the Vagina (Not penetrated) and also only once i put my fingers...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
No, this does not sound like HIV at all. The symptoms would not develop in just 2 days. The earliest would be about 2 weeks.HIV would not be easily spread in the manner you describe (although deep kissing can be a source if there is gum disease or... Read more »
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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 »

are they symptoms of herps, syphillis or hiv

Posted by kumar, 1 Reply
Hi doc.
Im 27 and i am freaking out, plz help me on this.
I had protected sex with sexworker about 4 weeks ago (to be precise 1 june 2014). Although i had unprotected oral sex, i was given blowjob. Night before sex, i had whisky & vodka and was... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey,
My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »