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Symptoms Of Herpes In Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with HIV are also infected with genital herpes. HSV2 infection is more common in women. It infects about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened...
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My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I realized how remarkable you truly are Dr. Bob. As I was writing it hit me, you have been helping people on here for years! It is truly remarkable that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed.Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur... Read more »

Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that my gf and I have both been faithful (yes I truly believe this)...and he said the possible genital herpes could be from a woman that I had unprotected sex with back in 1999. I cannot believe that herpes would stay in my body and not come out... Read more »

$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed.Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur... Read more »

woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex with a man I've known for 8 years last night. We had sex with a condom for a few minutes and then stopped. A little while later, he slid inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...likely to lead to infection, a confirmation of previous studies of per contact risk. Being infected with HSV-2 (the type of herpes that generally causes genital sores) did seem to increase the risk for infection in this particular study. See The... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV Among Women in Tanzania

...acquisition. The subjects of the study were female workers, ages 16-35, at recreational facilities in northwestern Tanzania. The women underwent interviews and serologic testing for HIV and HSV-2. The researchers enrolled women who were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

...3.0-6.2/100 PYARs), and use of condoms was very low. Adjusting for other risk factors, HIV infection risk was increased among women with HSV-2 infection at baseline (hazard ratio [HR], 4.3 [95 percent CI, 1.5-12.4]) and in those who acquired... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Herpes Vaccine May Help Prevent Infection in Women

...spread of the incurable disease, which afflicts one in five adult Americans. The vaccine prevented infection in 74 percent of women exposed for the first time to the genital herpes virus, known as herpes simplex virus type 2, according to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Vaccine for Women Being Tested

...About 7,500 women are being recruited at sites across the country to participate in the Herpevac Trial for Women. "It is an important area because Read more »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the opposit with condom use so how does that effect hiv? Read more »

oh shit...

Posted by Anonymous
...I had unprotected sex with a women from france in the caribbean i felt a weird pain like burning on my penis not when i urinate either it started about 4 days after 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 Read more »

Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »