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Testing Positive For Herpes With No Symptoms

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They can still transmit the virus to others, however. Recurrence of Herpes Outbreaks In most people, the virus can become active and cause outbreaks...
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
...Hi,How would knowing whether you've had herpes in the past help you to "avoid the risk of HIV transmission and avoid passing it on to others"???? Knowing your herpes status Read more »

Tests available for herpes detection

Is there any efficient way of testing for herpes that is available to thepublic? I am interested in knowing about a test taht can be performed when noherpes lesions are present. My girlfriend kissed me and gave me oral sex whenshe had a herpes cold...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...of Herpes infection. Therefore,these tests are of little clinical value. If a person were to get a Herpes antibody test when no symptoms were present,and the result is negative, this tells you that you never had the infection. If you never had... Read more »

HIV and Herpes II

Dr. Mark,I was tested positive for Herpes I and II antibodies after a high risk encounter 5 months ago, and my HIV test result was negative at 4 months. However I didn't have any symptoms of Herpes II at all, no sores in penis and no pain during...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...A positive test for herpes viruses could indicate past infection and have nothing to do with current events. There is no cross reaction between herpes and Read more »

How soon to test for Herpes

Dear Dr:About 4 days after unprotected sex, I began suffering from irritated and painful genitals. After one week of continuous symptoms, I had a blood-test for anti-herpes IgM for HSV2, and came out negative. Should I trust this result, or did I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...might have had a positive IgG indicative of past exposure), were there no characteristic lesions that would be associated with a herpes infection?MH Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...herpes, is to abstain from sexual contact, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected. Genital ulcer diseases can occur in both male and female genital areas that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

...herpes, and treatment for HIV and/or genital herpes. Clinicians drew blood for HSV type-specific serology; the samples were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Focus Diagnostics HerpeSelect HSV-1,HSV-2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay... 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

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...significantly decreases the number of days each month when HSV can be detected on the skin or mucous membranes, even when there are no symptoms. Can Herpes Be Prevented? It is difficult to prevent the spread of HSV. Partly this is because... Read more »
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Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. 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 »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection cause me to show negative for HIV? Does herpes have... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
If anyone has any clues as to what's going on, please help me =/ Last time I had sex was about 4 months ago. We had sex at least 20 times, never a comdom =( About 1 1/2 Weeks ago I noticed tiny tiny "zits" on my foreskin region, although it was... Read more »