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Symptoms Of Herpes On The Lips

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. Transmission If you have genital herpes infection, you can easily pass...
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hiv and herpes

Dear Dr. BobI guess many folks are getting herpes (oral and genital) out of unprotected sex. I have also read that herpes destroyes the immune system with the same vengence as HIV does by altering the genetic code of healthy cells and thus causes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Grandpa,I don't know where you are getting your information (Fox News perhaps?), but it's way off base.Regarding herpes, nearly 7 out of very 10 Americans have oral herpes, often acquired non-sexually during childhood (i.e. "cold... Read more »

Transparent 'blisters' inside under lip (mouth)

Dear doc, I have small blisters (transparent) inside my mouth, behind my under lip. Under my tongue are also rough pieces of 'meat', it looks more irregular than normal. Do you think these spots are OI? Is it usual?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You don't say whether you are HIV+ or not, but assuming you are, these transparent blisters could be herpes. The "rough" spots are hard to figure out from your description, and you don't say whether any of these problems is painful Read more »

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.Herpes is transmitted by DIRECT contact with a herpes lesion. The herpesvirus can be found on the lips of the mouth (also known as a "cold sore" or a"fever blister"), the penis, vagina, or rectum. If the lips, penis,... Read more »

HIV, Herpes and Neuropathy

I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes in late July 2003 and HIV a week later in August 2003. I initially sought treatment due to severe pain in my rectum. It took several weeks and a blood test to determine that my pain was related to an initial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...symmetric" sensory neuropathy-- meaning that symptoms are symmetric and usually first appear in the fingers and toes. By contrast, herpetic neuropathy (called post-herpetic neuralgia) is generally localized to the anatomic regions where the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...not know that he or she is infected. HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters." HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
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Coinfeccion con Herpes y Periodo Ventana

Posted by Laztana, 1 Reply
...de riesgo tengo un test vih negativo a las 12 semanas, el tema es que creo que en la misma relacion me contagie de un herpes labial, el periodo ventana de 3 meses es valido en caso de coinfeccion de herpes y vih?gracias por vuestras respuestas y... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

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 Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on this question. i do not have hiv, nor herpes just... Read more »

Herpetic ulcer in the mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very small, painful and went away 3 days later. . I have Herpes 1 for many years and i used to have many outbreaks mostly on my lip and in my mouth (on the floor). The outbreaks had stoped for 4 years. Now i had one on my lip It was 5 days after... Read more »