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Transmission Of Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes reports. In that context, researchers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Microbicide Might Help Prevent Transmission of HIV, Herpes, Study Says

Lexington, Mass.-based Indevus Pharmaceuticals ' experimental microbicide PRO 2000 might help protect against transmission of HIV and the herpes simplex virus, according to a report published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious... Read more »
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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 »

herpes and transmission

I read that the presence of herpes or other stds, even though not active ,can increase the possibility of hiv transmission.Would oral herpes make casual contact such as sharing drinks with + person a risk for transmission?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
It is true that the presence of other STDs increase the possibility of HIV transmission. To answer your question though, if a person with active oral herpes shares a glass or eating utensil with someone who is HIV+, there is not an increased chance... Read more »

Herpes Transmission

I know that herpes can be passed when no sores are visible but I don't understand the dynamics of the process. If one wears a condom and no sores are present is there still a danger of transmission. In other words can asymtomatic shedding occur...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The theory of asymptomatic shedding goes like this: When a person has a genital HSV (herpes simplex virus) infection, he might initially experience an outbreak of lesions at the point of infection. Then the virus travels up nerve pathways to the... 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 »
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Female to male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For those of you,like me, who worry about the chances of female to male transmission, and who wonder how so many hetero men seem to get infected from women...

For a man to get infected from a woman ( unprotected),it happens most likely when there is... Read more »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris?

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woman to woman transmission???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible for women to transmit the virus amoung eachother. I am aware oral sex is pretty safe, and not many cases have been reported between lesbians becoming infected this way, but what about shareing sex toys. If I use a dildo on myself,... Read more »

Female to male transmission and visa versa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When they say there is a very small chance for men to get HIV from a woman sexually, this means when the woman HAS HIV.

For women, they can get HIV from males sexually (vaginal) extremely easy, it can be one chance in one! Some women do not catch... Read more »