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What Color Is The Fluid Inside Herpes Blisters

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital 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. Herpes simplex...
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Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes sores, blisters or ulcers (such as syphilis, for example). Dr. Bob Read more »

through blister's water (BLISTER FLUID)

I had a training in a training school. There, I had a blister on my foot because I walked for a long time.To pull out the water of the blister, I used the needle which another man, who also had a blister on his foot , used. The needle was wet with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ambulance worker or a firefighter or both? And does that offer to visit the station still stand? First off, if HIV-infected fluids come in contact with your skin, there is essentially no risk if your skin is intact. Next, let me review the... Read more »

red colored urine

hello doc, my friend tested hiv poz 9 mths ago. now she is under medications. the problem with her is that she is havin pain while urinating and color of urine is red. her medications include triomune, virodin, virocomb. what would be the cause of...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I think it is unlikely that her symptoms are related to her antiretroviral medications. I would be most concerned about a urinary tract infection; however, other things are also possible. She needs to be evaluated by her primary provider.Best,Eric Read more »

skin color change

if you have the hiv virus can that cause your skin to change in anyway?can your skin take on the appearance of a pale color?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV itself does not cause your skin to change color. Remember -- many people infected with the virus have no idea they are even infected for quite some time -- you can look and Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...sores or any symptoms. During these times, small amounts of the virus may be shed at or near places of the first infection, in fluids from the mouth, penis, or vagina, or from barely noticeable sores. This is called asymptomatic shedding. Even... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...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 won't. KS lesions can grow into raised bumps or patches and grow together.... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...other viruses, herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as painful blisters or open sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to... Read more »
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Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...outbreak.. or they just do a blood draw regardless of an outbreak? It's been more then 3 months since exposure, and I never had any blisters.. until this week in one of my toes.. it's clear with water-like fluid inside... could it be something... Read more »

there are colors here!

Posted by Anonymous
... hey! you can do al types of stuff in this board and write in colors! see you! Read more »

Women of Color & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Women of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family Read more »

herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would a herpes rash disapear after a day ? Read more »