Transmission Of Herpes
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Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men StudyThere 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 »
Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on TransmissionHIV-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 »
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. 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 »
Grady Health SystemIt 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 »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesThe 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyFor 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesDoes 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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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIs 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyWhen 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 »
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