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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common...
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Eh, What's up Doc? Please help...

Dr. Bob, Please help me with my dilemma as I have nowhere else to turn. I am pregnant in my second trimester. I have read that in pregnancy, especially early on, women are immuno-suppressed, have mild gum-inflammation, and have increased blood flow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2010) Mar 18, 2010Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one... Read more »

Hopeless...please help.

Hi Dr.Bob, I've been anxiously waiting your reply to my previous question,and although you ignored mine, you answered several others that seemed even to me, a little silly. There are no questions concerning increased risk in pregnancy, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2010) Mar 18, 2010Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one... Read more »

INDETERMINATE HIV RESULT( updated EXTRA information with less grammar errors)? (BURD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2010)

Hi Dr Bob,Thank you for being here and I pray to GOD you stay handsome and healthy forever. Hope you remember me the bird shit guy who got 'it' from heaven. I have made 4 donations to date and have received an extra dose good karma from you.Thank...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dried! So in this mode of transmission, can I get infected? I got some sore throat and running nose after 1 week and make me frightened since it still persisted. Moreover, I discovered a single red rash on side of my penis that freaked me out... Read more »

SIGNS FROM HEAVEN PART II(NEW with added information) (BIRD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, I have already made a small donation, and I hope it is helpful to the foundation. Please help me as I am really freak out AGAIN! With regard to the last exposure from my previous post as attached in this it: SIGNS FROM HEAVEN (BIRD TURDS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in the website and the answers to my questions can be easily found on the many QTND that you have replied. However, I become scared after I have seen signs from Heaven, and in need for someone to talk to urgently. Let me begin my storyLast week,... Read more »
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scared to death

Posted by thcml, 3 Replies
...rash which were all over my body ,sore throat ,cough for 3weeks and low heat ,diarrhea and so on.I was not a little frightened.I wanna kill myself.help me!!!!!! Read more »

19 and scared

Posted by Gressi, 1 Reply
...insertion. I took the condom off when I finished and she spat into it, No blood was present that I could see and I didn't see any cold sores around her mouth either. My question is can I have caught HIV or a Herpes Infection, I am really... Read more »

ARS symptoms, scared to death, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...aidsmeds, also Dr. BOb and Dr. H on medhelp told me no risk , so as all the folks on hw and aidsmeds, but I am really really scared and cant even imagine being infected. am I really sick? or there si something else goin on? is it mono? what about... Read more »

scared to death

Posted by therigwelder, 2 Replies
...napkin then wiped my penis with a napkin and i am not sure if it was a clean napkin or the one she removed the condom with.i am scared to death that i contracted hiv from her she is a sex worker.i was married for 25 yrs and havent had intercourse... Read more »