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Types Of Herpes Blisters

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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fever blister and oral sex

My lover who is HIV+ had an open, but almost healed fever blister on his lipwhen he performed oral sex on me. I then masturbated to ejaculation. I didn'tsee any danger because there were no visible open sores or cuts on my penis.Should I be...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Your risk of infection for HIV was low,even under the circumstances mentioned in your question. This is because itwas unlikely that you were exposed to his blood or semen. However, you wereat possible risk for... Read more »

Bacteria Vaginosis and Blisters

Hey, first I want to say thank you for taking time out to read and answer my questions. Well after my boyfriend and I have sexual intercourse I developed a sore between my vagina and anus. A day later it turned into a blister and after that it burst...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's a few things to unpack here. First off, I wouldn't be looking to BV as the cause of your blister when 1) those symptoms aren't associated with BV and 2) you have strong (other) possibilities that could... Read more »

Transparent 'blisters' inside under lip (mouth)

Dear doc, I have small blisters (transparent) inside my mouth, behind my under lip. Under my tongue are also rough pieces of 'meat', it looks more irregular than normal. Do you think these spots are OI? Is it usual?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say whether you are HIV+ or not, but assuming you are, these transparent blisters could be herpes. The "rough" spots are hard to figure out from your description, and you don't say whether any of these problems is... Read more »

Tonsil Blisters

I have blister-like scars on my tonsils, and a blister under my tongue. my mouth hurts and have a had a constant headache for the past 3 days. are these symptoms of something? could it be caused by eating something wrong, or by smoking excessive...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You could have a number of problems, including herpes infection or aphthous ulcers. I doubt it has anything to do with food or pot. I suggest that you see a dentist or oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.... Read more »
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mouth blisters and ars

Posted by Anonymous
first off, this forum is really informative and a great place. i've posted several questions and having a hard time getting through to my six months test. i tested at 4 weeks and at 8 weeks and both were negative(elisa test). at 3 weeks i had some... Read more »

Trouble with Blisters on Inner Groin

Posted by beatofmyheart, 4 Replies
Diagnosed with HIV back in early 2011.

Since early August this year I've been having off and on appearances of weird single pimple like bumps on my inner groin area. They were exclusively on the right side at first, and then as of the past 2 weeks... Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK... here's the deal. I recently visited with a woman of unknown HIV status at a local bar. After conversing for about an hour, we ended a visit with a brief kiss.... not deep or passionate. There was the presence of saliva on my bottom lip from... Read more »