Typical Herpes Symptoms
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Posted by change21, 2 RepliesHello All. This is my first post at theboy.com. I visit this site all the time but I finally have a concern I'd like to see if anybody else has had before. First off, I am a 21 year old healthy male. I was diagnosed as HIV at the end of May, 2012.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHey Guys and Gals,
Great to see there is a resource here where everyone can come together and share knowledge and comfort eachother. I know my post is long but I have some questions that I am very curious about.
Heres the rundown of my experience:
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Posted by hamilton, 4 RepliesHello all.
I was just diagnosed last month. After the first few rocky days, I am learning to cope better and better. I am currently living in Minnesota and the resources and non-profit organizations available here are very impressive thus far.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »
Posted by scared83, 1 ReplyI know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot...
In December I had vaginal sex with a prostitute. I was wearing a condom and was only "in" her for like a minute.... Read more »
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Stanford University, School of MedicineIF you now have an undetectable virus and CD4 count of 630 without treatment, 4 years after infection, it is likely you will be a slow, or potentially nonprogressor.MH... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineThat is correct-- on average, it takes 5-10 years for symptoms to appear. It also takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillWhat you have experienced is fairly typical. Soon after infection, teh viral load skyrockets, in your case to over 2 million per cc of blood. The viral load then starts to fall and will reach a plateau over a period of 6 months or so. I suspect... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is true that you can be infected with both HSV (herpes simplex virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through non-sexual... Read more »
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