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Touching Cold Sore Negative At 3 Months

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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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cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember using condoms with him, I'm not sure because I was extremely intoxicated. At anyrate, this summer I had an outbreak of cold sores on my nose after a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold sores are due to the Herpes Simplex viruses. A person can have theherpes viruses and NOT have HIV. They are two seperate infections.Stress (both physical and emotional), can activate the herpes viruses, andlead... Read more »

HELP! 4 months negative but still sore throat?

Hi.I am 4 months negative, but at the 5 month mark I started having a sore throat! I'm really worried and anxious. Please help! Could this be ARS? I'm having a lot of anxiety.THANKS....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you. Though some folks may have another test at 6 months. If this test is negative and you continue to... Read more »

Oral Sex (Cunnilingis) with Cold Sores

Hi Shannon - I am a 30 year old male and my exposure was performing oral sex on a female of unknown status for 5-10 minutes (very intoxicated) who I met late at a bar and hooked up with on vacation. I had dead skin cells in both cheeks, three cold...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission, even with your sores it does increase the risk some but not very much. Fingering as well carries very low risk.This is not to say that it is not a way for transmission to occur, but with your... Read more »

Oral Sex (Cunnilingis) with Cold Sores

Hi Richard - I am a 30 year old male and my exposure was performing oral sex on a female of unknown status for 5-10 minutes (very intoxicated) who I met late at a bar and hooked up with on vacation. I had dead skin cells in both cheeks, three cold...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Your 40 day test is good indicator of what you can expect at 90 days. You only need to test at the 90 day mark, the six-month window is outdated. You will only need to go in for an antibody test. Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.... Read more »
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Sore throat for over 2 months

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I kissed a shady (found out later she was a heavy drug user) girl and touched her genitals. From 2 days after, I kissed her, I have had a sore throat that will not go away and is even getting worse. Have had all tests besides HIV come up negative.... Read more »

5 and 7 Month Negative Q's

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want an opinion here.... I tested twice via EIA Once at 152 days and once at 210 days both times negative. I know that I should believe I'm negative but every freacking symptom or illness I get now I attribute to late seroconversion? Is that... Read more »

12 months negative but deadly symptoms

Posted by naveea, 3 Replies
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Please bear with me as it is a long post

1st Exposure -with CSW in March -May 2009(4 encounters with the same CSW),it was protected vaginal and unprotected oral in UK.I had bad sore throat after a week after my 1st encounter.went... Read more »

insertive oral sex, six month negative need advice

Posted by jack93, 2 Replies
Hi, 9 months ago I was going through a bad time and was put on large doses of antidepressants, which made me make some bad descisions and now that im off of them I deeply regret what I've done and convinced myself im going to test positive for hiv... Read more »