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What Are The Chances Of Getting Herpes

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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 Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
Ask the Experts

HIV and herpes

I had unprotected sex in 2000 with a unsafe person,then I was tested HIV negative and HSV-2(herpes)positive. Since then I have tested negative for HIV. Is it possible to be HSV-2 positive and HIV negative from the same exposure if the partner was...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...so I would actually expect to see a number of people who weer exposed to both viruses at the same time, and only acquired the herpes. Over the course of a year of regualr unprotected sexual contact of an uninfected woman with a male carrying... Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to your situation.2.... 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 »

Oral Sex and Herpes / HPV

Are there any "safe" times when I can receive oral sex if I have a mild case (two outbreaks per year) of genital herpes or warts? Does this increase my chance of cervical cancer? I am a middle-aged bisexual and my partners want this. How much risk...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...This is a tough question. Truth be told, both genital herpes and warts are caused by viruses and both of these types of viruses tend to persist even if you do not have any lesions. HOWEVER, Read more »
Articles
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras 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 »
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... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

... New York City -- The Health Department reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can... Read more »
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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can u catch a different strain of herpes from someone if you yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... 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 »