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Timeline Of Herpes Transmission

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Acute retroviral syndrome timeline: Need real information

On August 1, I had protected sex with a prostitute. It lasted only about 15 seconds and no oral sex was performed . 4 days later, I had a white spot on my inner my cheek, and it was itchy . It resolved in 3 days by itself, and 7 days after sex, I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Acute retroviral syndrome usually occurs within 2-6 weeks of the event that led to the transmission of infection. Symptoms are often generalized (with fever, myalgias, weakness), but a sore throat with enlarged lymph glands is often present.... Read more »

Herpes transmission questions

This is my second question regarding herpes transmission. If a woman has no herpes lesions on her external genitalia, is it still possible to have herpes transmission from vaginal fluids assuming the woman previously had herpes?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The Herpes viruses (Herpes Simplex I andII) are not transmitted by body fluids (saliva, vaginal secretions, semenetc.). They are transmitted by direct contact with a Herpes lesion. Herpesis most infectious when a... Read more »

inactive herpes and hiv transmission

I have recently been diagnosed with hsv, the location being at the base of the penis (always use condoms, but apparently the condom didn't cover the base). I am aware active hsv erosions can increase ones hiv risk. my question: if I continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As long as the skin is intact, which would mean no active HSV lesions, your risk of acquiring HIV would not be increased. However, I should mention the reverse is not true. It is possible to transmit herpes to your partner, even when no symptoms... Read more »

Herpes and HIV transmission

My baby recently came into contact with a person who had a severe herpes outbreak on her nose. He seemed to develop a herpes outbreak on the nose himself the following week. Is her outbreak a sign of HIV infection? If so, could she have spread...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not spread through skin-to-skin contact. Herpes is, usually when there are active lesions. The herpes outbreak on this person's nose is in no way a sign that she is HIV infected. She could not have spread HIV to your child this way.RMK... Read more »
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Timeline for ARS - Xanax time?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 3 Replies
My nature is to worry and hence my name WW. Anyways is the typical timeline of 2-4 weeks correct for ARS symptoms? I tested myself at 5 weeks, not much symptom other than burning urination and dry cough at that time. But about 10 days after testing... Read more »

AIDS Timeline, Deep kissing in 1997

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I believe the last deep kissing incident was in 1997
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Posted by Anonymous is a question for all of you. I see over and over people asking about symptoms timeline. It looks obvious that many folks possibly get signs of ARS a few weeks after exposure (some due largely to anxiety - others for real problems which... Read more »