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

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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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Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Herpes is transmitted by DIRECT contact with a herpes lesion. The herpesvirus can be found on the lips of the mouth (also known as a "cold sore" or a"fever blister"), the penis, vagina, or... 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 sores or fever blisters: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.This new research was just presented and consequently I'm learning about it now along with everyone else. I'll post below some more detailed analysis about what we know so far. I'll also urge you to stay tuned, as we promise to... Read more »
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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i 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... Read more »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, but it does cause a brief illness after infection similar to ARS. Are there many other... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for... Read more »