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What Age Group Is More Likely To Have Or Catch Genital Herpes?

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »

Genital warts (HPV) and HIV

Hi Dr Bob,Thanks for all you hard work and answering the questions of all worried people.Here are the delima i am goin throuh. Last year Dec 05 engage with the safer sexual with a sex worker. Condom was properly used and i checked at the end it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent.The cause of genital warts is HPV, human papilloma virus. Unlike HIV, HPV can be transmitted by mere skin-to-skin contact.... Read more »

Confused about genital herpes on my thigh.

I have had a small group of lesions on my thigh that have been reoccuring for about 4 years. I was recently told that this was genital herpes. I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my genital area before. How can I have this diagnosis now...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Herpes can sometimes occur on skin surfaces that are near but not quite within the genital area, and it is possible that you don't get genital outbreaks. You can transmit the herpes to a partner if your lesions are active and if your... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Dr Frascino,How are you? I hope you are doing well.Quick question, can one get genital herpes from just skin to skin contact?I recieved a handjob from a masseuse but who knows how many handjobs she gives in a day and for some reason she didnt wash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? Yes, absolutely.As for whether your rub-a-dub-dub-and-tug gal washes her hands between clients, I have absolutely no way of knowing.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I have come to accept that my symptoms of swollen and bleeding gingiva, fever, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, really wasn't HIV, and likely was a case of acute Herpes infection (Herpetic Gingivostomatitis).

You must understand were I come from, I am a... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
I 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 »

What's it gonna be like???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello everybody. I'm writing from Europe, Italy. I'm 28 and I was diagnosed with HIV just two weeks ago; I didn't expect it because I've had no symptoms so far. It was like a fist in my chest, my mind was reeling as I felt like falling from the 7th... Read more »

Looking for a focus group in NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Do you have Herpes and live in New York City?

Are you between the ages of 18-50, have had Herpes for at least 9 months and would be willing spend an hour to share your experiences with me in a confidential environment?

If so, please call me at 212... Read more »