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Testing For Herpes In Women

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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 one out of four women in the [United States] develop genital herpes," as do one out of five males,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Given that infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is associated with an increased risk of acquiring HIV, the current study tested whether therapy to suppress HSV-2 might reduce the risk of HIV acquisition. The subjects of the study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Hospitals Begin Testing Pregnant Women for HIV; 20% of Women at One Hospital Opt Out of Test

Singapore hospitals on Dec. 8 began voluntary HIV testing for pregnant women, but so far 20% of pregnant women at Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital have opted out of testing, Singapore's Straits Times reports (Khalik, Straits Times... Read more »
Ask the Experts

RYAN HERPES .....TESTED..........HERPES...?????????????????

HIAFTER MY EXPOSURE ON 12 DECEMBER I TESTED FOR ANTIBODIES OF ORAL HERPES,NEGATIVE ON 18 JAN.I DID NOT HAVE ANY SORES,BUT NOW I HAVE ONE...........
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are not infected with herpes simplex virus, then you cannot experience lesions (oral/genital) associated with HSV infection. Regardless, I can't tell you what is going on with you. You need to rely on a medical professional, in person,... Read more »

Herpes

Received unprotected oral sex from a women at a wedding in SouthEast Asia. Several days latter I started to have a burning sensation at the tip of my penis, stomach ache and a tired/sluggish feeling (could be jet lag too). One week later I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This does not sound like Herpes. A Herpes outbreak starts out as painful blisters that eventually break, scab over, and fall off. It could be a skin infection caused by a fungus or bacteria. I would suggest a visit to your doctor to discuss... Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Medical Student from Prague,Eventually you'll be learning about all these ailments in the course of your medical training. You may well be at the top of your class in those courses by having studied all this information now. I'll... Read more »

False positve pregnant women

I am 10weeks pregnant I had the ELISA test done they came back positve, the WB test came back positve with a p24, gp160 and gp40. I had given blood 5 months ago, was negative, I have been with my husband for 10 years, we are both 110% faithful....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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How best to ask women to get tested?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Since condoms are not 100% effective for preventing HIV transmission (and other fluid transfers are also a problem), it seems apropos to ask one's partner to get tested with you for AIDS, before having sex.

Even before kissing, if one of you... Read more »

Just tested positive for herpes...i wanna die

Posted by sis24, 2 Replies
please help...i just tested positive for herpes... Read more »

Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Herpes and HIV Testing - DJ, Chiquilla

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tested NEG on 14 day Elisa, 28 day PCR/Elisa,
6 and 8 week Elisa. On the 8th week I learn I have herpes.
Do I need to continue with HIV testing or is 8 weeks finr.
Everuone keep ssaying herpes give clear path for HIV - Imnot sure what that means. Read more »