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What Do Herpes Symptoms Look Like

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Concerned about a kiss from a person with herpes

How would a person know if they got herpes from kissing someone? Is there a test or just physical symptoms to look out for?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is a blood test you can take for herpes and yes you might also get a sore on your mouth.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Symptoms & looking for something else???

Is it really true that other things, illnesses can cause HIV symptoms? Could other illnesses cause many HIV symptoms at one time? You are doing the best job ever. Thank you....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
YES. Acute HIV infection looks like many other viral syndromes including flu.MH... Read more »

After 10 months, still keep looking for symptoms

Hi Mike,What is this talk about white patches around the mouth as a symptom of HIV infection. I have had a lot of "symptoms", and I will not even go into them, but,I still wake up every morning and look for a white build-up on the corner...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Yes, It is definitely high time you stopped torturing yourself and find a counselor or psychotherpaist to help you deal with your feelings about your unsafe sexual encounter. The white patches are either indications of a yeast infection known as... Read more »

What symptoms to look for? South Africa

Hi Doctor. I tested positive for HIV in September 1999, with my baselines as follows: CD4 = 321, 35% and VL = 327, now five months later my results are as follows: CD4 = 204, 31% and VL = 768. My doc said that I shouldn't panic as my...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your % of CD4 cells is within the normal range and your viral loads are under 1000, that's very encouraging and your doctor is giving you reasonable advice. The first kinds of problems that people get from their HIV are usually minor, like... Read more »
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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 »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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are they symptoms of herps, syphillis or hiv

Posted by kumar, 1 Reply
Hi doc.
Im 27 and i am freaking out, plz help me on this.
I had protected sex with sexworker about 4 weeks ago (to be precise 1 june 2014). Although i had unprotected oral sex, i was given blowjob. Night before sex, i had whisky & vodka and was... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have dry skin on the head of my penis and some if it came of by picking it off and some didnt could this be herpes or herpes viral shedding? please help Read more »