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What Are The Chances Of Spreading Herpes With No Symptoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It also significantly decreases the number of days each month when HSV can be detected on the skin or mucous membranes, even when there are no symptoms. Can Herpes Be Prevented? It is difficult to prevent the spread of HSV. Partly this is because most infected people don't know that they carry HSV and can spread it. Even people who know they are infected...
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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
...significantly decreases the number of days each month when HSV can be detected on the skin or mucous membranes, even when there are no symptoms.Can Herpes Be Prevented?It is difficult to prevent the spread of HSV. Partly this is because most... Read more »

Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If you did "guess" this, your assumption would be completely wrong! The facts are that herpes, like HPV (genital warts), is spread merely by skin-to-skin contact. Therefore even with the skin intact you can contract herpes and HPV. However, HIV... Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the infection! Also, most people with HSV don't know that they are infected and aren't aware that they could be... Read more »

Can you receive a blow job w/o spreading herpes??

During the time of no outbreak is it possible to not spread the disease to my girlfriend?? Because she's always trying to give me head but I always pull her up and tell her no. So can I allow this to happen??
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Herpes virus can indeed be transmitted even when no symptoms are present.Dr. Bob Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They can still transmit the virus to others, however. ... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...but most people have no recognizable symptoms. The prevalence of the condition is also concerning because it facilitates the spread of HIV -- doubling the risk that a person will contract HIV when exposed to it. HSV-2 can also be serious when... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...usually performed. Fortunately, infection of a baby from a woman with herpes infection is rare. Herpes may play a role in the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection, and it can make... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates to other organs and parts of the body. Cancer can destroy healthy cells... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...not present like herpes).... itchy scalp, eyebrows,numbness in hands and feet, redness in hands... plus the herpes seems to be spreading... spread to hands .. either way...i'm confident i have herpes... but i heard that chances of coinfection... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...T-cell counts. A person with CD4+ T cells above 200 may experience some of the early symptoms of HIV disease. Others may have no symptoms even though their CD4+ T-cell count is below 200. Many people are so debilitated by the symptoms of AIDS... Read more »

college student... scared as hell

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
About 3 months ago, in March, I started having a sexual relationship with a friend of a friend who I met at a party. We never once had unprotected sex, but we did have unprotected oral sex. About a week and a half after our first encounter, I became... Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
If anyone has any clues as to what's going on, please help me =/ Last time I had sex was about 4 months ago. We had sex at least 20 times, never a comdom =( About 1 1/2 Weeks ago I noticed tiny tiny "zits" on my foreskin region, although it was... Read more »