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What Does Herpes Look Like

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Contraceptive, Herpes Risk in Mice

New research in mice suggests that women who use the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may have a higher risk of infection with genital herpes than non-users. Study author Dr. Charu Kaushic and colleagues of McMaster University in Canada... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, you CANNOT... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Herpes and HIV

In 2011 I had a culture test done of a vaginal sore that was thought to be herpes the test came back negative. Since then I have had a HIV test done (2012, negative) in the case the the culture results were a false negative could the herpes virus be...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe blood drawn to look for HIV is only used for that. If the doctor orders to look for the herpes virus they will look for that as well but only if ordered. They are different types of tests so again the test for HIV would not detect herpes.Be... Read more »

A Pretty Crappy =) week, looking for help from the B-Man

Last May I had sex with a stripper. I did not even begin to ponder the side-effects of doing this, but about 3 months ago i started getting itchy all over my body and have had patches of dry skin that itches all over my body. There is a small red...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello TICO,First off, thanks for your kind comments! They are warmly appreciated.Next, I wouldn't jump to any conclusions about herpes or hepatitis based on what you've told me so far. Your exposure was in May and you didn't begin... Read more »

Concerned about a kiss from a person with herpes

How would a person know if they got herpes from kissing someone? Is there a test or just physical symptoms to look out for?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is a blood test you can take for herpes and yes you might also get a sore on your mouth.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Loving to "Dough"nate to a great looking MD

Hey Bobber MD,Great pic btw.Question:I had not had sex with anyone in over six months- tested negative. Well...this past Saturday I met a guy, he stated he was negative. He sucked me off, I fingered him, kissed, mutual masturbation. I did some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Jeff in Syracuse,That pic was snapped by a good friend and wonderful photographer, Steven Underhill. He can make anyone look fab. Well, maybe not Limbaugh and Cheney, but that, of course, would take a miracle rather than just a very talented... 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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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 »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Herpes. Thanks Read more »

Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me!

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