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What Does Being Exposed To Herpes Mean

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Is guilt or was I exposed?

Hello Doc. I have been regularly checking your website after developing HIV related anxiety and guilt from a single protected encounter in a massage parlor. I really appreciate what you do and admire your dedication to help others. Here is my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guilt; it's also the right thing to do.I'm still a bit concerned about the "cold sores" on the shaft of your "pennies." Certainly herpes would have to be considered. Hopefully the infectious disease specialist will be able to conclusively sort... Read more »

HIV and herpes

I had unprotected sex in 2000 with a unsafe person,then I was tested HIV negative and... Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

...Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

... People with chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis are at an increased risk for HIV infection if they are exposed to the virus, findings from Dutch researchers show. Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek and colleagues at Amsterdam's VU... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...immune system to fight the germs). If the antigens are found, it means you're infected. If the antibodies are found, you've been exposed to the infection. You may have been immunized against the infection, or your immune system may have... Read more »
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Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Scared

Posted by quattro, 2 Replies
...Can anybody please answer this ,after my exposure 8 weeks ago unprotected vaginal sex that lasted 30 sec,i didny have any sweeling or any sign of flu thnx god ,but right now Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »