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What Does A Herpes Scab Look Like

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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I want to know about scabs like insect bite?

Do people with AIDS get scabs that look like insect bites all over there body?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
They can, but so can other people too. You cannot tell if someone has AIDS by looking! DTD... Read more »

Can I catch Hepatitis C from scabs on my hand?

I have a few scabs on my hand caused from my kitten adn a recent paper cut. I was goofing off with a friend adn scratched them with my nails and drew blood. I found out they had hepatitis c and im scared. i dont know what symptoms to look for or if...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think the chance that this is an exposure of concern is extremely low. If it would help to relieve your anxiety, you can get testing at 3 months and if negative, I would not pursue it any further.... Read more »

HIV transmission through picked scabs?

I was at a party and I had sex with an HIV-negative girl. but other people had sex on the same bed earlier(not sure how long ago) so the bed was definitely not clean. and when I took a shower after i noticed my arm was bleeding(i have a habit of...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereYou are correct, this is nothing to be worried about in terms of transmission from the bed. However, depending on how you determined whether the girl was truly "not infected" and whether you used a condom can both put you at... Read more »

When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said 'Once a scab is formed, there is no longer an access to the blood stream'. I'd like to know how to identify if a cut has a scab on it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm sorry, but I don't recall writing that response (maybe it was Rick's?). I did say that it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted through a scab, and I base that on epidemiological information combined with some general... Read more »
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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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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Looking for a focus group in NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Do you have Herpes and live in New York City?

Are you between the ages of 18-50, have had Herpes for at least 9 months and would be willing spend an hour to share your experiences with me in a confidential environment?

If so, please call me at 212... Read more »

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »