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What Does A Herpes Blister Look Like

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. Transmission If you have genital herpes infection, you can easily pass or transmit the virus to an...
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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 »

Genital Herpes

Dear Dr. Moyle,Does genital herpes always have first attack or outbreak for newly infected?6 days after oral sex with a stripper, my genital area started to have some redish spot, but no blister(confirmed by an urologist). It felt a little itchy at...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Sorry but this is a forum on HIV and agingI suggest you try www.herpes-coldsores.com/messageforum/ Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for years?I ask because I have been hiv+ for the last 7 8 years. I have been off of meds for the last 2 years because I could not tolerate the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Herpes simplex can remain latent for many, many years in some patients so that is a possibility though many other conditions can cause Read more »

HIV+ / Herpes -

I wanted to know if being on HIV antivirals had any effect on keeping a person from being infected with genital herpes?Also, is there such a thing as Herpes prophylaxis?I would appreciate any thoughts you have on this topic
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...optimal way to prevent infection is to avoid direct contact with those infected regardless of whether they have active lesions (blisters) or not.Best,Eric Read more »
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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

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to... Read more »
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Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. Read more »

herpes

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 »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) appeared on the inside of my thigh and was really painful, it is now a open sore but slowly healing. I am... Read more »

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 »