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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line 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...
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My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I realized how remarkable you truly are Dr. Bob. As I was writing it hit me, you have been helping people on here for years! It is truly remarkable that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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... Read more »

$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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... Read more »

Genital Herpes or something else?

The past few days i noticed these skin colored bumps on the shaft of my penis. I noticed a slight itch. It now looks like very tiny circular scabs. They are not in a cluster and also do not look like any of the pictures of herpes i have seen....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure, there are many different possibilities for "skin colored bumps on the shaft" of a Mr. Happy. Unfortunately I can't diagnose your problem over the Internet. I suggest you see a dermatologist.Dr. Bob 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
...viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509), herpes simplex causes very painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a bump that breaks open and becomes very painful. The... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into small blisters, and then become itchy, painful sores that might develop a crust and will heal without leaving a scar. Sometimes, there is a crack or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...fluid that can be fatal. KS can often be diagnosed by looking at the skin lesions. They are usually flat, painless, and do not itch or drain. They can look like a bruise, but a bruise will lose its purple color if you push on it; a KS lesion... Read more »
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Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...herpes. Would anyone have some insight on what this could be? and if it ressembles herpes at all, I've also experienced alot of itching but that's it. Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...and was only "in" her for like a minute. Now in June/July, I have a little redness on the im of my penis but no blisters. It itches but not all the time. Only rarely. I have pain throughout my penis and this was present before the redness was... Read more »

Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...shaved down there the day of the encounter..now I have red little bumps on both sides. They hurt the first day and now they itch and are about gone, 3 days later. He and I talked about Std's and testing ect...We use condoms, although one broke... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »