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What Is The Term When The Herpes Virus Is Transmitted But There Are No Sores Present

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common...
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indeterminate hiv

My question is this. A couple of years ago, my family physician recommended i have a full work up done on my blood because my white blood cell count seemed to be low everytime i went for a checkup. He sent me to a blood specialist who ran a series...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibodies.You then report that one month later they ran another WB, which came back indeterminate; this time with a p24 band present. I have the same question/concerns as with the first indeterminate WB result. Was as preliminary ELISA run first... Read more »

Cold Sores and HIV Infection

Hey Dr. Rob-I"m a huge fan of You and your organization, and I want to start off by saying "thank-you" for all that you do. I'll be sending my semi annual donation very soon! :)Okay-here is my concern. I recently went to a bath house (sex club),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anus) are extremely infectious. Herpes is easily passed by sucking, getting sucked, rimming or being rimmed. In many cases, the herpes virus can be transmitted even when no symptoms are present. Finally, thanks for your thanks and for your... Read more »

trying to get your response pls help

Hi doc, I donated as i said i would to this wonderful site and thanks for helping out people like us .But just wanted to ask you something i am the nude massage risk guy who had a nude body rubdown when the lady had flu and also she had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells at the site of herpes sores may increase susceptibility to HIV. However, since you do not report any herpetic lesions present, this would not apply to your situation.I believe your "freaking out" is related to irrational fear of HIV and... Read more »

Herpes and kissing

Dear RyanPlease respond to this question because I have probed your archives for answer. The Herpes virus ( HSV-1) which causes mouth sores or cold sores is only transmitted in its infectious or acute cycle? If its true and is infectious when...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that this happens 1% of the time per year.Herpes is not spread by contact with saliva. It is spread by contact with skin where herpes virus is present. RMK Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...there is some risk for the active partner in anal or vaginal sex. It's possible for HIV to enter the penis through any open sores, through the moist lining of the opening of the penis, or through the cells in the mucous membrane in the foreskin... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Not having (abstaining from) sex is the most effective way to avoid HIV. If people choose to have... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...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... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? Is there any chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip if you have genital herpes would ya? please shed some light on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pleasure, so you may as well use an anti-viral lubricant. How common is herpes? Herpes type 1 as the virus that causes cold sores is estimated to have infected from 80% to 90% of all adults. Up to 30% of genital herpes is now thought to be... Read more »

ARS all you ever wanted to know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...differential diagnoses must be considered. Such as Flu, Mono, CMV, Toxoplasmosis, Secondary Syphillis, Hepatitis and primary Herpes Virus. Read more »