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What Is The Difference Between Herpes Type 1 And Type 2

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments. More about NIAID Research on Genital Herpes Cause Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. ...
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herpes 6

Went to the doc today to get blood work results... the reason i went to the doc was i was having all kinds of issues with my ears,(ringing, pressure, ect..) so took blood work... i know i have been having a problem with my lymph-nodes for quite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) infection is extremely common and is often asymptomatic. Symptomatic HHV-6 manifestations occur predominantly Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed

To Dr. Bob,On May 31st, 2007 I went to a Massage Parlour where I received oral sex with saran wrap on my penis for about a minute and then was rimmed by the prostitute while I masturbated until I finished. I was extremely nervous afterwards and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Wiggly, it's usually not a good prognostic sign. No doubt your anal nick put you at risk for MRSA and possibly HSV as well. These types of infections are much easier to acquire than HIV. Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to one year from the... Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i am recovering and now getting well from several years of chronic fatigue syndrome, during this ilness i had a mono type viral infection caused by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system is just fine and dandy. Next, why do you think "mirgrating little aches and pinching feelings" are related to a "mild type of herpes outbreak?" The advice your "health expert" gave you about HHV6 is bogus. Your immune system is neither... Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

... There are few studies comparing risk factors for infection by herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2), the authors of the current study wrote, despite an increase in HSV-1-associated anogenital herpes reports. Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...become infected with HPV at some time in their lives. One study found HPVs in 77 percent of HIV-positive women. Different types of HPV cause warts or abnormal cell growth (dysplasia) near the anus or cervix. More than 95% of cervical cancers... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). IRIS occurs in 15%-25% of people who are starting therapy for HIV for thefirst time. IRIS can occur when people with very weak... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same... Read more »
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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=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the outside). I keep thinking "crap...I probably got... Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Ok so 7 weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how Read more »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...mouth had been bleeding when we started. Anyway, one week after this otherwise insignificant encounter, I developed a herpes outbreak in the corner of my bottom lip. I am pretty sure I already carried the Herpes virus, because I have had... Read more »