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What Is The The Most Common Symptom Of Genital Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line 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....
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Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person who has HSV-1 infection. Genital HSV-1 outbreaks recur less regularly than genital HSV-2 outbreaks.What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?Most people infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection. However, if signs and... Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. Sorry to hear about your XMRV diagnosis, but perhaps it helps explain some of your symptoms. We still have much to learn about XMRV.Regarding your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes... Read more »

Confused about genital herpes on my thigh.

I have had a small group of lesions on my thigh that have been reoccuring for about 4 years. I was recently told that this was genital herpes. I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my genital area before. How can I have this diagnosis now...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Herpes can sometimes occur on skin surfaces that are near but not quite within the genital area, and it is possible that you don't get genital outbreaks. You can transmit the herpes to a partner if your lesions are active and if your partner's... Read more »

Lesbians, HSV, and herpes

I am a lesbian... i have been in a relationship with a bisexual female.. recently she cheated with a man... and has discovered he has and has given her genital herpes.. she is now on medication.. but my question is,, can we still have sex since at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Herpes causes painful blistery lesions at the site of the infection. The lesions can be found on the genitals, the rectum, or the mouth (herpes on the mouth is also... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? What are the complications of genital herpes? How is genital herpes diagnosed? Is... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HPTN 039 HIV Prevention/Herpes Suppression Study

...to avoid HIV exposure and were supplied with condoms. Clinical study staff regularly met with the volunteers to discuss any symptoms of genital herpes, examine the volunteers for signs of genital herpes, monitor any adverse effects associated... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

no STD symptoms after oral a year ago. Am I ok?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
...first time in my life. I'm a virgin. The girl told me she was clean but i am paranoid. A year has passed and I have shown no signs of genital herpes. Am I clean? Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any... Read more »

Oh nooooo! This is scary for me.

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i got this from a article on hivinsite.com. this makes it very scary since i have genital herpes and with all the symptoms i have been having. also read about a guy that tested poz after having a persistent sore throat. he got antibiotics, it helped... Read more »