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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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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 »

Do I have herpes?

Mr. Kull,Lately I have experienced many little raised white bumps on the lips of my vagina. I'm not too sure what exactly they are. They don't itch at all, and they didn't start to break open or anything until yesterday when i...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Bumps on the lips of your vagina could be normal, or they could be related to somthing else, like a sexually transmitted infection. It's going to be difficult to tell what is going on with you on your own; any time you notice a change in your... Read more »

fordyce spots v herpes

I am 43, HIV+ and have little yellow raised spots on my penis and lips that don't change in size with time but I am confused as to whether they are herpes or fordyce spots (found this on the internet).I am on Atripla. what's the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fordyce spots are glandular in nature and can be seen in HIV+ or negative persons on the penis. They are normal variants and would not be impacted by use of Atripla. Genital herpes lesions are usually blisters or sores that can be painful. Use of... Read more »

Herpes/Chancroid No response to Valtrex

`Thank you for taking the time to read my question. I have been HIV positive for four years. All of my current labs regarding my HIV status are good/ WNL. About three months ago I developed a red round shaped ulcer just below the gland of my penis....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Ben,Sorry to hear about your problem.Both herpes and chancroid can cause painful, tender ulcers on the genitals. Generally with swollen glands as well. If they are recurrent (come and go) it would make herpes more likely. Syphilis may sometimes... Read more »
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Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

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Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager
Responsible for the overall development, coordination and implementation of NMACs gay men of color policy initiative and stigma project.
Conduct background research on HIV related stigma and its impact on... Read more »

Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

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Gay Men of Color Policy Initiative Manager

Responsible for the overall development, coordination and implementation of NMACs gay men of color policy initiative and stigma project.

Conduct background research on HIV related stigma and its impact on... Read more »