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What Brings On Herpes Symptoms

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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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Your Answer Brings Me To Another Question

Hi Dr Thank you for answering my question titled (Tuberculosis?)answered on December,26,2000.Now That i know that the skin test on tuberculosis will always be pos.Will this ever affect me? if i was ever to apply for a health certificate for a job or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
A positive skin test for TB shouldn't be a problem for you; provided that you received prophylactic treatment for TB (this is the one or two antibiotic treatment).As for health certificates, an AIDS diagnosis should not affect this; more... Read more »

Will this bring FINALITY to the situation ???

Dr. Bob, Following a recent encounterI developed the following symptoms in the 2 to 13 weeks following the encounter:Night SweatsHot FlashesBlurry VisionEye infectionUrinary Tract InfectionPigmentation Rash on ForearmsIncrease in PetachieHigh...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Increase in freckles? Freckles? Do you actually count them and keep track of that? Oh for freckles' sake!As I have written and posted innumerable times, HIV tests prior to three months are not considered definitive. PCR tests should not... Read more »

I am sorry for bring an asshole

Hi Bob, i want to let you know that i realised my mistake and am so depressed over that comments i made on the bare chest competition. I realised that competition is also a way of helping under-privileged ppl.I am looking forward for you concerted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Apology more than accepted! Hey don't be too hard on yourself. At first glance those pics can easily be misinterpreted (and were by several people, by the way). At any rate, yes, the calendar and related events are really an important part... Read more »

herpes symptoms on the upper thigh

I have Genital Herpes i got it from my ex performing oral sex on me with a cold sore on his mouth, anyway my current boyfriend of 2 years wants to know if blisters can appear on the upper thigh in the bend of the pelvic area? He's only had this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible. Genital herpes lesions can appear anywhere in the genital region -- vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, testicles, anus, buttocks, and thigh. When one has a genital herpes simplex virus infection, the virus travels up nerve pathways and... Read more »
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MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why are people SO scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate with any other thing in this life; HIV practically means.... death. People are afraid... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Sup guys. 6 months ago I had my first sexual contact ever. A chick I know gave me head. there was no blood in her mouth or soars on my penis but anyways since I have OCD I obsess that she gave me something. I badgered her for a week and she says... Read more »

alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 »