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Testing For Genital Herpes

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Get the Facts
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
Ask the Experts

herpes and hiv

I'm infected July 2006 with syyphilis. I have not test but secondary signs are showing up. Also appears that I had 4 outbreaks of Herpes (to be confirmed if it is herpes). My doctor saw it and said you have lesions likely to be genital herpes. The...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is quite possible to get recurrent genital herpes as often as you describe without HIV infection. I would urge you, however, to undergo all the testing that is needed to confirm Read more »

false positive HIV result

Hiin February, I got genital herpes. All along I thought I was infected by HSV-2 and Valtrex worked for me fine when there was a outbreak. Last week, I got a blood test and tested HIV+, but I didn't tell the doctor that I got genital herpes...Is...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Unfortunately, neither the presence of genital herpes nor the use of the treatment for it would produce a false positive result for HIV antibodies. Read more »

pcr test reliability at around six months

Hi doc. I would just like to start off by saying i think it is incredible that you guys have this website and valuable life changing information available to people who desperately need it. I ask that if there is anyway you could please answer my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virus."4.I can't determine exactly what type of "penile culture" you are referring to. However, the standard STD screening tests for genital herpes are very accurate. Your HIV worries are completely unwarranted. Your symptoms are not consistent... Read more »

Herpes Home (Alone) Test?

Suspicious an Ex girlfriend may have been unfaithful, I have spent the last 7 hours searching the net, because over the last 6 weeks I have begun noticing small bumps that look like acne on my pubic region-just below my waistline one may have been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Quite frankly, your symptoms do not sound like symptoms of herpes or syphilis, but it is impossible to tell through a medium such as this. As far as I know, there are no home tests for herpes or syphilis, and your best bet for a diagnosis is a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes One of Australia's Most Common STDs: Study

... The first nationwide study on the topic has found that one Australian in eight has genital herpes, and 80 percent of those with the virus do not know they have it. The virus was found most often in people ages 35 to 44 and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Seem Unconcerned About Genital Herpes: Survey

...results of a new survey reveal that many sexually active Americans throw caution to the wind when it comes to being tested for genital herpes or asking their partner whether they are infected. Currently, experts estimate that about 60 million... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can cause painful genital sores in a minority of... Read more »
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How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Herpes. Thanks Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...great friends along the journey. As you all well know I have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

13 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...2nd generation elisa, do i have to wait more time to have a conclusive result because of the test generation and because of genital herpes? Thanks Read more »