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What Does Genital Herpes Feel 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
Ask the Experts

Can I Woo Hoo Doctor Bobby?

Dr. Bob,I had been suffering for 8 1/2 months thinking that I have HIV in my body. I was in Germany when I had a minimal exposure and panicked a lot. I wrote to you within one one month after exposure and you said that my risk is 'negligible to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sam,It's time (way past time, actually) to stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing. No further tests are warranted. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Dr. Bob Read more »

Genital Herpes

Dr Frascino,How are you? I hope you are doing well.Quick question, can one get genital herpes from just skin to skin contact?I recieved a handjob from a masseuse but who knows how many handjobs she gives in a day and for some reason she didnt wash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? Yes, absolutely.As for whether your rub-a-dub-dub-and-tug gal washes her hands between clients, Read more »

genital herpes and antibiotics

I have had genital herpes for about 3 years and was on zovirax suppression therapy. I recently decided to stop zovirax and at the same time I got bronchitis and was put on the antibiotic AUGMENTIN. About 3 days into my antibiotics I got a horrible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...symptoms persistdespite supressive therapy, I suggest you see your physician again. If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail me at"nvhotline@aol.com" or call me at 1-800-842-AIDS (Nationwide). I'm glad tohelp! Read more »

Herpes casual contact

My brother has Genital Herpes (HSV-2). Whenever he comes home to visit from University I feel uncomfortable and wash my hands after I touch anything he may have touched. I am very worried because I am always avoiding things that he may have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...coming into DIRECT CONTACT with herpes sores on your brother's skin. It is highly unlikely that you would get infected with genital herpes through any other route besides sexual contact.The same goes for other sexually transmitted infections.RMK Read more »
Articles
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can cause painful genital sores in a minority of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Fails Major Clinical Trial

... Researchers said on Thursday that an experimental vaccine to protect women from genital herpes disease had failed in a Phase III trial. GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactured the candidate, said it is abandoning its work on Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
Connect With Others

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

Secrets?

Posted by songchi, 4 Replies
Has anyone else kept this from their friends and family besides me..?? Only my husband knows. I have had HIV for 16 years, on meds for 3 years and only been married for 5 years. It's been our secret. Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer! Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response. Read more »