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Treating Genital Herpes Sores

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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 disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV...
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cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...painful bumps you get around your mouth that are like blisters that scab over. HSV-2 generally causes what is commonly known as genital herpes. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are attracted to the skin and mucous membranes around the mouth and the genital... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV InfectionAugust 2, 2009New research helps explain why infection with herpes... Read more »

Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from you. I realize you are extremely busy so I will try again. I was the one that posted the query over a year ago about the new research which seemed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...available. Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV InfectionAugust 2, 2009New research helps explain why infection with herpes... Read more »

First time being a magnetic couple

I recently started dating a guy with HIV. I'm not letting his HIV status get in the way of a relationship but it is making me nervous during sex. We have not done much together yet and we have been very safe....however, the other day he came on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in a woman from Cameroon. The second half of the article discussed new research that apparently shows that even people with genital herpes remain at increased risk of HIV infection even after the sores heal!! Everything I have read on this forum... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

... New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak: Sept. 1, 2009

...Warning With Some Body Building Supplements Alcohol and HIV: Not a Good Mix for Treatment Adherence Even When Treated, Genital Herpes Sores Boost HIV Risk How I Dated an AIDS Denialist Mourning the Death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, an... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next day i... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on this question. i do not have hiv, nor herpes just curious. Read more »