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What Are Signs And Symptoms Of 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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at higher risk than most on here, will donate (ARS SYMPTOMS) (PRIMARY HIV INFECTION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS)

i am going crazy and wont have access to a test again for 4.5 weeks, trust me i am getting one as soon as i step foot off the plane in the usa. however, until then i am going absolutely crazy. the reason is that my neck has been pressured and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, as I've answered many similar questions before. (Check the archives!)Your HIV risk is extremely low (unprotected oral, vaginal fingering with healing non-bleeding cut). Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the... Read more »

HIV and psoriasis, HIV and herpes

1. Is psoriasis a symptom of HIV in the early phases of HIV? I'm a male who've had unprotected vaginal sex with two girls that i personally know and have some kind of relationship since, i think, november 2011. I know I didn't have...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHaving unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV. You are correct that psoriasis is not a symptom of HIV.Having an active sexually transmitted infection active at the time of unprotected sex increases your chances of transmission of any other STI... Read more »

cold sore as an early sign of HIV infection?

Mr. Sowadsky-- About six months ago, I had sex with an old boyfriend, andalthough I do remember using condoms with him, I'm not sure because I was extremely intoxicated. At anyrate, this summer I had an outbreak of cold sores on my nose after a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold sores are due to the Herpes Simplex viruses. A person can have theherpes viruses and NOT have HIV. They are two seperate infections.Stress (both physical and emotional), can activate the herpes viruses, andlead... Read more »

symptoms not a good sign..

Those who has symptoms of HIV and have neg test results. You are even sicker than the one who are actually infected with HIV virus because you have no access to HIV drugs. Symptoms are always a bad sign. Your body tells you something is not right...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are "speaking from the physician point of view???" Oh my, my, my. And where did you get your medical degree? "The University of Paranoid Fantasies?" I'll be you graduated first in your class!By the way, what is a... Read more »
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Afraid. Are they signs? How risky?

Posted by Onsen3, 2 Replies
I am in a relationship of 3 years right now with a man (a gay relationship) we have been monogamous up until I found out he cheated on me in May. He met up with someone on craigslist and masturbated with him. I got tested and I was negative.... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

No symptoms after 4 weeks - good sign?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I don't want to sound repetitive since this may have already been touched on but I just had to know:

I had a possible exposure about 4 weeks ago when a condom
broke on me on a HIV+ receptive partner. So far, I haven't had any sign of "flu"... Read more »

week 13 symptoms stop is that a sign. thanks riverprincess

Posted by dolly2012, 2 Replies
So at week 13 all my symptoms have stopped apart from i still have my swollen node, which has been there for 12/ 13 weeks what i no of. All my syptoms came one after another apart from i had headache, nausea and
diareeha together which lasted about... Read more »