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What Are The Different Ways To Get 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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HIV risk from oral sex when you have Herpes, "Herpes via oral sex"

I (male) got herpes 1 and 2 via having oral with a pro. Used a condom during oral too. Did not continue any other sex. What are the chances of infecting with HIV?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Doesn't sounds like you were at risk for HIV from what you're describing. Having herpes <b>only</b> makes a difference if you have open sores. These open sores end up being a way for HIV to get in the... Read more »

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...
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... Read more »

A different type of question

Dearest Dr. Frascino:Your dedication and hard work is an inspiration and that is all. I want you to know, I have just started I-CAN (Intra Community Action Network), we strive to be a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which was started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm delighted my work has inspired you to follow the wise advice of Mahatma Gandhi: "Be the change you want to see in the world."Regarding your "different type of question,"1.Is your girlfriend being dishonest? I... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION ! ! I KEEP GETTING DIFFERENT ANSWERS ..

I have posted my question 6 different times to 6 different doctors on this site and haven't received a response yet. Hopefully, SOMEONE OUT THERE WILL ANSWER MY QUESTION ONCE AND FOR ALL ! ! My concerns are regarding the accuracy of my HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Dude, you're 19, you live in Hawaii, and you've got negative HIV tests at six months. Time to chill out, OK?You may not be "exactly sure of the mechanics" of psoriasis, autoimmunity, and T-cells, but I am! Once and for all... Read more »
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hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has different strains that you can catch. Read more »

My way of dealing with 3 month wait period to test

Posted by Ivan88, 1 Reply
Hi all,
So my story is:
1 month ago had protected sex with sex worker.
I was drunk and had low erection so condom was moving, but still covered my boy's head , then girl gave me handjob and then I changed condom. Anyway I got genital herpis and... Read more »

Is it normal to feel the way i do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
hello everyone,
I just found out this past thursday that i'm HIV+. I took the news better than i thought i would. I did not cry and i did not feel sad. when i got home from the clinic i turned on the television and watch my favorites shows, i was... Read more »

alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,
A couple of years ago, I started noticing patches of hair on my face disappearing. Later I realized it is called Alopecia Areata. Also, I found out that I have herpes. 2 years have past since then and I feel fine, although I have been getting... Read more »