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What Are Ways Of Spreading 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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How fast can herpes spread?

I had sex with my boyfriend recently and he was a virgin. I am not but have herpes and haven't told him yet. Its been about two days and he says he has a hemroid on his ass but Im afraid I could have spread this to him, does it happen that...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is possible, but highly unlikely that he would be experiencing a outbreak within two days. In addition, the primary outbreak of Herpes is usually the worst for most people and is commonly accompanied by muscle aches, headache, fatigue,... Read more »

Can I spread Herpes to another site?

I was told that you can spread herpes by scratching or touching a cut after touching/scratching a herpes vessicle. Is this true? If so, does the virus recur in the new site also.Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types I and II most commonly infect specific areas of the body: genitals, anus/rectum, buttocks and upper thighs, and mouth. It is also possible to transmit herpes to a person's eye. Other than that, it is highly... Read more »

What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy.... Read more »

HIV Spread in New Ways

Hi RyanI know it's unlikely that any adult could get infected by sucking on a woman's breast, who is not pregnant or has a newborn child, but why do I have folliculitis and jock itch? My sucking on a high risk woman's breast on a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Folliculitis and jock itch have no correlation to HIV transmission and infection. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle that can have a number of causes, but not HIV. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus which can be spread by... Read more »
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HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted?

I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive oral from a girl... Can she pass HSV2 from her mouth to my genitals?
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Don't believ the B/S being spread

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
japantoday > national

Number of newly infected HIV patients sets record


Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 08:00 JST
TOKYO The number of newly infected HIV patients between late March and late June came to 199, a record high for a three-month period, a... Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

www.poz.com help spread the word about HIV+ dating

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There are likely over 3 million of us HIV+ in the USA today, and one can visit all the HIV+ dating sites available and one can rarely see more than a few hundred ads and on the pay sites many of these ads are fake posted by the site operators too... Read more »