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What Is The Incubation Period For Herpes 1 And 2

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...easily pass or transmit the virus to an uninfected partner during sex. Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is shedding the herpes virus either during an outbreak or an asymptomatic (without symptoms) period. People who do not know they have herpes play an important role in transmission because they are unaware they can infect a sexual partner. You can transmit herpes through close contact other than sexual...
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Dr. Bob please answer, eagerly awaiting response -Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Sorry to be a pest, but I am freaking out (eagerly) awaiting your response to my question...The question is this...I was rimmed / oral from the prostitute late may 2007 (only possible exosure) tested 6 times after (last test on dec 31st...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are "receiving conflicting information"??? From whom? Certainly not from me or this Web site!Your fears are completely unwarranted. You and your wife's repeatedly negative HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No... 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
...would have been positive. Having MRSA and HSV-1 would not affect the accuracy of these tests or the duration of the "window period." 2.Your HIV-antibody tests are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. Consequently, your recurrent... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed Follow Up Questions

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks in advance for your previous help, I have made a donation via credit card to your admirable foundation. I am still concerned about and have questions with regards to the following which I wish I included in my previous post...1. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.As you might imagine, Saran wrap has not been clinically studied as a condom substitute. It's usually paired up against aluminum Read more »

may i ask about herpes instead?

hello dr. bob. how are u?it's me again,medical student in prague (AGAIN???).well last time when i told u that my test results for stds came out negative after 5weeks of exposure.i actually got that through the phone only coz i simply couldnt find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a bump that breaks open and becomes very painful. The infection goes dormant for periods of time. It can become active again with no warning. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes.... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...irregularities or worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Some women have excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether (amenorrhea). If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention to determine the cause. It is important... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...vigorous, prolonged oral sex ("deep-throating"). Avoid mouth or throat trauma caused by a large number of partners in ashort period of time. Taking Care of Yourself Any type of sexual activity with an infected person carries a risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...first outbreak. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years. How common is genital herpes? Results of a nationally representative study show that genital herpes... Read more »
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Posted by Me_Me, 2 Replies
...exposure ? 2. I had boils on my penis that was covered with the condom after 24 hours. Does herpes have such a short incubation period ? 3. Since I checked the condom was intact with water, is it still possible, since I used 2 condoms that... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...positive) but still had test (came back +) i still had my doubts about the herpes though. Years passed and this past week before my period. I noticed the same thing a pinch size soar well, left it alone, no treatments. went away. Over the weekend... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...2 months and two 3rd generation ELISA's at 11.5 weeks and 12 weeks respectively. People have different notions about window period and I really want to go by science and what it suggests as far as window period is percieved as in 2006. I have... Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. Read more »