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What Does The Beginning Of Herpes Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...and valacyclovir. Both famciclovir and valacyclovir are taken three times each day, compared to five times for acyclovir. All of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can be so intense, researchers have looked for other ways to block the pain. Injections of...
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Genital Herpes

Dear Dr. Moyle,Does genital herpes always have first attack or outbreak for newly infected?6 days after oral sex with a stripper, my genital area started to have some redish spot, but no blister(confirmed by an urologist). It felt a little itchy at...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Sorry but this is a forum on HIV and agingI suggest you try www.herpes-coldsores.com/messageforum/ Read more »

herpes and crabs

can a person get herpes or carbs from oral sex and if so how long does it take for symptoms to show?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Can a person get "herpes" from oral sex? Sure. Symptoms begin several days after exposure. Next, can you get "carbs" from oral sex? Well, when you get Read more »

Herpes Home (Alone) Test?

Suspicious an Ex girlfriend may have been unfaithful, I have spent the last 7 hours searching the net, because over the last 6 weeks I have begun noticing small bumps that look like acne on my pubic region-just below my waistline one may have been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Quite frankly, your symptoms do not sound like symptoms of herpes or syphilis, but it is impossible to tell through a medium such as this. As far as I know, there are no home tests for herpes Read more »

Genital herpes: how do we know for sure?

Dr. Kull,Please post this question, your answer will help a lot of us to clear up some of the comfusions about HSV2. So how can we ever know if we are infected with genital herpes? In The Body, it states that 80 of the people are unaware that they...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...1. Don't know. It's difficult to explain why people respond differently to infections like herpes, but they just do. There are so many different factors that will influence the course of infection, and this applies to so many 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 »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...can be challenging to diagnose and treat. The main concern with IRIS is the inflammation that it causes. Though research is beginning to sort out the condition, it is still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience... Read more »
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... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes infections than men Women get thrush (a yeast infection) in their throats more often than men Men are... Read more »
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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 »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

herpes please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inner thigt right by the testical a red dot , its not riased it doesnt hurt , and it doesnt look like any fluid , could it be herpes please help. I also have jock itch I had sex last week protected. im very nervous Read more »

Hiv scared

Posted by quattro, 3 Replies
...had strange burning in my penis i went to er after 6 days they perfomed all std test and hiv,well my test came diagnosed with herpes and uti i was given some antibiotics and my uti has cleared after this i went into totaly panic and anxeity state... Read more »