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Ways Of Getting Herpes

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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 United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected
Ask the Experts

What's the best way to treat herpes simplex?

Dr. Bob, you and your savvy are legendary/heroic! I'm a healthy poz guy, and after 18 years, have a 560 CD4, and VL is undetectable. I also have anal herpes, and would like your take on recent studies on women; findings conclude that control of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Swede in Washington,Although definitive studies in men have yet to be completed, it certainly makes good sense to me! However, I support your doctor's approach! However, I should also note there are some special warnings about use of Valtrex... Read more »

Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of an old infection or a new HSV-2 or HSV-1 lesion or it could have been an ulcerative lesion caused by something other than herpes. Your scumbag ex-boy-toy had HSV-1 by history; he may also have had HSV-2. We have no way of knowing and now it's... Read more »

hiv and herpes

Dear Dr. BobI guess many folks are getting herpes (oral and genital) out of unprotected sex. I have also read that herpes destroyes the immune system with the same vengence as HIV does by altering the genetic code of healthy cells and thus causes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Grandpa,I don't know where you are getting your information (Fox News perhaps?), but it's way off base.Regarding herpes, nearly 7 out of very 10 Americans have oral herpes, often acquired non-sexually during childhood (i.e. "cold... Read more »

herpes, lymph nodes, hiv??

Hi, I was told I have herpes 1 about 6 months ago but it cleared up straight away and I had very few symptoms. I had unprotected sex 2 months ago and had another outbreak days after. This time medication made no difference and it took about 5 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The reason you should be worried about possible HIV infection should have nothing to do with your herpes infection, but rather with the fact you had unprotected sex. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...with HIV. Also, syphilis causes large, painless sores. It is easy for someone to be infected with HIV through syphilis sores. Herpes simplex infection (see Fact Sheet 508 ) also causes sores which assist infection with HIV. An active case of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...isnot the same thing as approval by the Food and DrugAdministration. Keplinger has used cat's claw to treat somepeople with herpes or HIV. Other research showed that cat's claw also contains differentkinds of alkaloids that affect the central... Read more »
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Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I... Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. I've just been diagnosed with both HIV and Herpes, however, my mind is in whirl and I can barely remeber anything my Doctor said to me other than starting treatment with drugs Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well Read more »