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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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Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »

Should I ask for PEP (HERPES AND HIV TRANSMISSION, 2011)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for all you do!I recently had an experience that has left me sleepless and unable to eat. I was drunk at an up scale strip club and received a private dance from a stripper. She was grinding on my leg and undid my pants. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If Bouncing Betty at the Badda Bing actually grinded her way onto your penis, your HIV-acquisition risk would be unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex. That it was only for such a brief period of time (15 seconds) would decrease the... Read more »

serosorting & unprotected sex between 2 hiv + men (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO_INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

my boyfriend and i (we are gay males) have been dating for a while. we met after we were both diagnosed with hiv. we prefer anal sex without condoms - what is the most recent data and information on reinfection? we are on different hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Poz-Guys,No doubt almost everyone poz or neggie would "prefer" sex (anal, vaginal, oral or otherwise) without the latex packaging. The real question is whether it's worth the risk! What we know about dual infection (reinfection... Read more »

Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from you. I realize you are extremely busy so I will try again. I was the one that posted the query over a year ago about the new research which seemed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Trying To Be Careful In Asia,I'm not aware of any new information on this front. The research seems quite convincing that even treated/healed HSV-2 infections provide a local cellular environment conducive to HIV transmission. How often... Read more »
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HIV Positive Gay Dating / Dating Gay Men with Herpes

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http://www.PozKiss.com is an anonymous, warm-hearted and exclusive community offers dating and friendship options for people with a wide variety of personal preferences including interracial, gay, lesbian and bisexual singles and others with HIV and... Read more »

If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the... Read more »

Poz Gay, Hiv Positive Gay Men Find gay with hiv at PozGays.com

Posted by Chloe1023
Over 20% gay and bisexual men are living with hiv positive in the U.S. alone. Are you one of them? If you are HIV Gay or Gay men with herpes it can make you feel like you are all alone in the world. Do you wish there was a place where you didn't... Read more »

female secretions not infecting men !

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Read TRUTH, what they don't want the public to know! In developed world, vaginal secretions are not infecting men as statistics have shown. Vaginal secretions carry virus in 50% to 60% of women studied, YET the AMOUNT of virus is QUITE SMALL!
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