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Things That Look Like Herpes But Are Not

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Things Look Good

Posted by golfguy, 2 Replies
In the spirit of all of those who've posted before, and who agreed to post happy news, I'd like to let everyone know that I just received the results of a PCR-DNA Viral Load Test that I took at 7.5 weeks post exposure--negative!
I took (what I... Read more »

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. I had a standard blood... Read more »

swollen lip nd Herpes Zoster

Posted by LLsexyLL, 1 Reply
On Wednesday I was just sitting and chatting with my colleague at work when I felt a funny sensation on the left part of my bottom lip, and then my lip just started swelling . I looked ridiculous like half my lip had been stung by bees. Three hours... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How do things look?

Hello there!So i have been diagnosed positive in 11/07 and currently on no medication. I had my first set of labs done in 12/07 those numbers were...cd4-419, vl 25,200 (sorry i dont have percentages)...i just received my next labs taken this month...
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
Although your numbers are "improved" from the first set, there is no real significant difference between them. That said, there are good numbers, and no HIV treatment is required at this point.... Read more »

Recently stopped meds(2 weeks ago), starting to get "things", ie:(shingles, thrush, etc.)

I recently stopped meds due to, too many side effects. However, I am scared now because of the fact that I have had a breakout of shingles(w/ great dibilitating pain), on my left buttocks. I have had shingles at least 11 x's during my 20 yrs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Dave in Rochester, In general, I wouldn't necessarily tie the discontinuation of your HIV medications with the onset of shingles-- not an absolute, but it be less usual.On the other hand, discontinuation of your preventive acyclovir can... Read more »

refferred to you doctor bob pleas help me unexplainable things happening!!

hello doctor bob,thank you for providing sucha site as this. I heard of this site from a friend and wanted to post my situation: I am a heterosexual male college student 21 yrs of age living in ohio area. I go college and have always been extremely...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 21-Year-Old Male College Student,You are definitively HIV negative. Consequently, my comments will be brief.1.No. A negative FDA-approved HIV test taken outside the window period (defined as the first three months after exposure to HIV) is... Read more »

Does this look like a syringe in his pants?

I was making out with this guy (the one on the left) and noticed something sticking out of his pants. Copy and paste the link BUT PLEASE DON'T POST ON THE SITE!!! For confidential reasons. It looked like a syringe and this man is known to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Manny,I agree with your friend. Looks more like a glow stick to me. Your fears are unwarranted. If my reassurance isn't sufficient for you to shake your worries, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. I have no doubt it... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Contraceptive, Herpes Risk in Mice

New research in mice suggests that women who use the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may have a higher risk of infection with genital herpes than non-users. Study author Dr. Charu Kaushic and colleagues of McMaster University in Canada... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

25 Things You Need to Do if You Have HIV

Table of Contents Introduction 25 Things You Need to Do if You Have HIV If you have HIV, start care as soon as possible witha health care provider or medical group that has HIV experience. With your HIV provider's help, decide when to... Read more »
Body Positive

A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Thing To Waste (Away) But 'Cha Gotta Have Friends

I call; she hangs up on me. I write; she doesn't answer me. Friends and family plea on my behalf. In desperation, I sent her my autographed picture of Richard Pryor. At least she will send me a thank you note. Wrong. I got a letter from her lawyer... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »