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Telling A Lover About Herpes

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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 Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
Ask the Experts

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

arab guy

hi doc.first i want to wish u a happy new year doc i am in trouble i am a arab and u know arabs muslims are not sapose to have sex until they are married i live in the caribbean u know here sex is not a big deal before marriage now doc i am sapose...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nearly nonexistent. Oral sex, in general, carries only a very slight risk of HIV transmission and both you and your dick-licker-lover tested HIV negative. Your "symptoms" are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).... Read more »

arab guy remember me

hi doc remember me arab guy i wrote to u in january i got the courage and i got tested my results are tomorrow i am very scared wish me luck even thow i might receavie the results before u receive this message my exposer was a woman giving me a blow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nearly nonexistent. Oral sex, in general, carries only a very slight risk of HIV transmission and both you and your dick-licker-lover tested HIV negative. Your "symptoms" are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).... Read more »

Found out he's poz

Hello. I'm a 38 yr old male in a long term relationship with another man. Two days ago I had an "indiscretion" with a guy I met at the gym. All this involved was some deep kissing and mutual oral sex. He sucked me to completion. I went down on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should you be freaking out over this 5-minute gym exercise? No. Your risk is extremely, extremely small. Why not level with your lover? We all make mistakes, especially with hotties at the gym. Hopefully, your lover will respect your honesty and... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
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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 »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a 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... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »