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What Happens When You Have Sex One Time With A Person Who Has Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Oral Sex, HIV, and Braces: One Persons Story

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Why is there little or no warning information to the public about the risk of oral sex and braces for transmission of HIV. I was infected in November of 1992 and developed AIDS by May of 1997. I was shocked by the diagnosis...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments.If you read my answers about the risks of giving oral sex, I have always stated that there was a risk of infection (although the risk is generally less than that of intercourse). Most of the cases reported through giving... Read more »

unsafe sex and how drug resistance happens

my question is me and my bf both have hiv he got it from me what i like to know is im on HIV meds and hes not i was on atripla and got token off it cause it mad me to sick my bf had a genotype when i was on atripla and he is resistance to one of...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, you and your boyfriend can exchange each other's HIV, and so exchange a wild type virus for a virus with some drug resistance mutations, like your boyfriend's virus. This is call 'super-infection', not meaning that the virus... Read more »

one more personal question pls dr bob

hi doctorgood morningi wish you a successful year and lots of blessings.we all respect and admire you who is so determined to help people in need inspite of battling hiv for so many years.it sucks answering questions and the risk exposure that has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Adam,Thanks for your kind comments.Originally I was asked to become an expert in the Fatigue and Anemia forum. Once there the readers learned I was "virally enhanced" and began asking me questions on a whole variety of topics. Many... Read more »

follow up on one person's question

Dear doctor Bob,kindly read through your response to a person below..i am just wondering is this is a comparable scenario with my experience? There was once a time when another man shot his semen on my chest..I am worried that HIV (if there is any)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, the archival question would be comparable to your situation. The concept is that HIV cannot permeate intact skin. From your description I would say your HIV-acquisition risk would be negligible. As always, if you are worried, a rapid HIV... Read more »
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HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure to the virus to contract the disease (unless the couple engages in higher-risk... Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Sup guys. 6 months ago I had my first sexual contact ever. A chick I know gave me head. there was no blood in her mouth or soars on my penis but anyways since I have OCD I obsess that she gave me something. I badgered her for a week and she says... Read more »

Don't Know what happen

Posted by VENT, 1 Reply
Hi every one
I've come into contact with sexual act about 2 months ago, lots of symptoms after the first three weeks. Done Elisa and PCR-DNA at the 30 days, they all came back neg, right now I still have problem with my stomatch(gas and belching),... Read more »

Everything Happens for a reason

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am sure that everyone has heard the saying "Everything Happens for a Reason." Often I wonder why did this happen to me. Why is it that you trust someone enough to have sex with them and they give you something that is going to kill you in the long... Read more »