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Telling Your Partner About Herpes

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Ask the Experts

Your room mate has herpes and uses your towell. What do you do?

What about a room mate with herpes who shares the bathroom and dishes? What conceivable risk could ever happen? How do you know? What precautions might be taken?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...transmitted by casual contact. So justliving with an infected person does not put you at risk. You have to havesex or other intimate contact with them in order for you to be at risk.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call... 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... Read more »

Herpes=increased HIV risk? Help!

Dear Doctor Robert,Can I start by saying thank you for the work you do and the thousands of people... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...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 aged 12 and older in the United States have... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...these studies is that oral sex carries a small butreal risk. Tips for Safer Oral Sex Oral sex is more risky if you or your partner have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV infection -- about one in five people over the age of 12. The US Center... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of eight). This may be due to male-to-female transmission... Read more »
Connect With Others

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen Read more »

Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...within a couple weeks. a month afterwards, i got a small lesion (which i popped into a napkin) on my penis... went to doc, got herpes testing..and he gave me a really high dose of acyclovir ..800 mg 5 times a day... i took that for like a... 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 »

What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz? Thanks Read more »