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What Kind Of Herpes Are There

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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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Kindly help me

Hello,my age is just 26i had a sex with a stranger in 2003. there was intercourse alos. the penis has been in contact with vaginal fluid during the entire act. also her eyes use to glow and there was fresh wound on which she sprayed blood. what...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am sorry you are doing so poorly. The tests indicate that HIV is not the cause of your symptoms. It is not possible for me to diagnose you through the internet. You should find a good internist or GP that you trust, perhaps someone recommended... Read more »

I Implore You Kind Sir

To my Favorite Doc,I want to start off by saying that I was thrilled to read that the mayor of San Francisco had allowed gay marriages the other day. If you and Dr. Steve decide to get hitched (or maybe already did!), I wish you too all the best...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi College Stud,Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV seroconversion. Your only risk would be unprotected oral sex, which carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission. Frottage ("dry docking" for those of you who don't have a... Read more »

Poz Person's risk for Genital Herpes (HERPES, 2011)

I am an HIV+ gay man and just met a great guy, I disclosed my HIV status and he was great about it but then he disclosed he has genital herpes. I have never had anyone disclose that to me so I did the research and (as like HIV) all of the medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sounds like a very logical plan to me. I'll repost several links below that discuss herpes.Good luck with your new Mr. Happily-Ever-After.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

Hi.I did research your previous answers for this type of question but didnt find something that addressed my exact question. So, I apologize for similarities but will greatly appreciate a response and thank you in advance!One of the reasons they...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am not completely convinced that HSV increases risk of HIV and if it does to what extent. As mentioned previously, prophylaxis with acyclovir did not prevent HIV acquisition in a major study. Regardless, even assuming there is a heightened risk,... Read more »
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Freaking Out:Jblue and Other Kind Souls!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey People...I don't know what to do:Every symptom that seems to be worht a look and is associated with HIV ,I seem to have,I'm NOT imagining these things:
Anyway long and the short of it is I started out with bumps on my penis and subsequently what... Read more »

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!
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Could I have herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK sup guys. Here's the dilemma. I met this girl on my last day as a feshman in college. We took a liking to eachother and I kissed her on the cheek a couple of times and kissed er on the neck. I did not kiss her on the lips and did see any open... Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 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 I got it since we had... Read more »