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Tips On Preventing Herpes Outbreaks

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Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »

Good counts but too much herpes outbreaks

Hello there Mr. Holodniy, I would like to know your opinion about my case. I was diagnosed HIV+ in... Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HPTN 039 HIV Prevention/Herpes Suppression Study

What is the HPTN 039 study? The HPTN 039 study, which began in October 2003, is a clinical trial designed to examine whether people infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes, can reduce their risk of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Federal Funding Needed to Address HIV Outbreak Among College Students, Southern State Officials Say

Federal officials have not increased funding for HIV prevention and testing efforts in the Southern United States despite the recent discovery of the first documented HIV outbreak among African-American college students in the region, local health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska: Officials Warn of HIV Outbreak in Fairbanks

Alaska health officials are rolling out an awareness and prevention campaign in response to a spike in HIV infections in Fairbanks. Nine new HIV cases were documented in Fairbanks in the last 13 months, according to an announcement issued by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Syphilis Outbreaks Highlight Lack of Funds for Testing, Prevention

Syphilis cases are up in Oakland, Ingham, and Kent counties, and advocates and health officials say continued state budget cuts could endanger public health. Oakland County is experiencing an outbreak of syphilis, with 16 early/latent stage... Read more »
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Oral sex while experiencing Herpes Outbreak

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Received oral sex last night while experiencing a herpes outbreak. HIV status of other person is unknown and don't know wether there was blood in her saliva. Should I seek medical treatment for a possible PEP regime. Thank you all.

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Herpes outbreak & Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Are there symptoms or general behavior one will feel if they seroconvert?

Also, if somebody had herpes already, is there any cases where they would get more outbreaks in the first 3-6 months of getting HIV if not?

thanks!

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Possible herpes outbreak and risk

Posted by Anonymous
Hello all,
I did something stupid , and now am really worried. I had sex with an escort last month. We used latex condom for oral/vaginal and there was no breakage, but the next day i noticed i was having a herpes outbreak ( i got it years ago) ,... Read more »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »