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What Does Herpes Feel Like

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...HSV-2 genital infection is more likely to result in recurrences than HSV-1 genital infection. Recurrences become less common over time. Symptoms from recurrences might include itching, tingling, vaginal discharge, and a burning feeling or pain in the genital or anal area. Sores may be present during a recurrence, but sometimes they are small and easily overlooked. Sometimes, the virus can become active but not cause any visible sores or any...
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HERPES WITH NO SORES???? AND CAN I WOOHOO?

Hi Dr. Bob or Should I say Dr. GodHow are you doing these days? I love your outlook on live, so positive.What I was wondering, is I recently had a hiv test done 6 months after possible exposure which was negative..can I woohoo?? My exposure was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Frank,1.Yep, no doubt about it. I'm definitely "positive" (in every sense of the word).2.Yep, you are now WOO-HOO certified. 3.I cannot diagnose your "irritated spot" over the Internet. Sorry. Your physician should be able to evaluate this... Read more »

herpes outbreak and severe fatigue

I have only been positive for 5 months. I was diagnosed while acute. I was not put on medication due to my normal cd4s(913-1146 over three tests) and my low VL (undetectable -464-214 ppml) over 3 tests. I have had herpes about ten years with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV, is a chronic viral infection and as such can contribute to fatigue. Just as the viruses that cause colds and flus make us feel tired and run down, so, too, can HIV. The difference is HIV doesn't resolve spontaneously. You are now "virally... Read more »

CD4%, Herpes and Progression

You answered a question of mine some time ago and I thank you for that. Now I have a few more; I contracted HIV in February 1999 and was diagnosed in April 1999. My numbers pre treatment were CD4 330, VL 500,000 and percentage 35%. I have been...
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
...Other ongoing infections like herpes can certainly affect CD4 count and percentage. It is more likely to happen when people are not taking HIV meds than when they Read more »

Herpes?Or Aids?

Is it true that having the Hiv virus would give you a positive herpesculture?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...viruses, including HIV, will not cause a positive result on a Herpes Culture test.If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide). Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...HIV-positive are at high risk of exposure to HIV "A genital herpes diagnosis can be overwhelming," said Dr. Schillinger. "People may feel ashamed because of the stigma the infection carries. Talk to your doctor or a mental health professional... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...promising resultsfor cat's claw, there are very few studies in humans. Until thereis more research on cat's claw, it is difficult to feel confidentabout its benefits or side effects. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...tested. You should wait for 3 months after a possible exposure. Then get an HIV blood test (see Fact Sheet 102 ). You might feel that you have been exposed to HIV by sharing needles, an accident, or unsafe sexual activity. In these cases, talk... Read more »
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Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...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 »

Any problems with jolt feelings inside body???

Posted by Anonymous
...Any of u here have problems with a "jolt" feeling or "pin ball" effect going on in body?? Im trying to figure out what that is?? Could herpes cause this or anything else?? Read more »

Ahh.. Do I have herpes!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
so yesterday Im about to take a shower and thats when I see a pimple on my penis.. on the shaft.. the top part, just before where the hair is.. so anyways.. I went to the doctor's and he had a look and he told me, with extreme confidence, that it... 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 »