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What Does Herpes Looks Like

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Get the Facts
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

Herpes and infection

Dr. Bob,I wrote to you in January and have donated to your site and will donate this month as well. I want to thank you for you reply to my previous post about Seb. Derm. and all of the other post that have educated me and so many others. I wanted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no way to estimate that type of statistical risk because herpes can vary in severity from very mild to active vesicles to healing scabs, etc. The best we can offer is to say that HIV-transmission Read more »

Genital Herpes or something else?

The past few days i noticed these skin colored bumps on the shaft of my penis. I noticed a slight itch. It now looks like very tiny circular scabs. They are not in a cluster and also do not look like any of the pictures of herpes i have seen....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure, there are many different possibilities for "skin colored bumps on the shaft" of a Mr. Happy. Unfortunately I can't diagnose your problem over the Internet. I suggest you see a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV+ / Herpes -

I wanted to know if being on HIV antivirals had any effect on keeping a person from being infected with genital herpes?Also, is there such a thing as Herpes prophylaxis?I would appreciate any thoughts you have on this topic
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.I am not aware of any evidence that HIV medications will prevent being infected with genital herpes. However, those who are infected may find that they have less outbreaks once their immune system is strengthened with... Read more »

Herpes HELP needed!!!

Ryan,I had mutual masturbation with another guy, about a month later i noticed a small red spot on the edge of the head of my penis, it never itched or was fluid filled. I put some lotion on it and it was better the next day. I still can see where...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I am not aware of a home testing kit for genital herpes detection. Any sores that you have in your genital region that you suspect are sexually transmitted should be examined by a Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Contraceptive, Herpes Risk in Mice

...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 injected mice with... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras Read more »
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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 Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well 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! Read more »