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What Percent Of People Have Herpes

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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 States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Are the 3 percent people with bad immune systems?

Hi Shannon,Are the people that take longer than 3 months or up to 6 months people with weakened or bad immune systems? I got tested neg. at 4 months. What should I do now?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hiyes they are. As long as there has been no exposure during this 4 months than you are negative.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Herpes I = Herpes II

I have herpes I (cold sores.) I've been told that if you have Herpes I you are not infected with Herpes II (genital herpes.) Is that true? Is it possible to have both?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is true that you can be infected with both HSV (herpes simplex virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through non-sexual... Read more »

What percent get problems?

Hi Dr:Have there been any studies indicating what percentage of persons with Hiv get lipo, both on and off meds? What about persons on keletra. I started it one mont ago--treatment naive. Please help if you can. ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Several studies have tried to address this. In a german study 30% of people on treatment (mainly PIs and d4T) had lipodystrophy at 3 years. In Gilead 903 13% of d4T/3TC/Efavirenz and 1% of tenofovir/3TC/efavirenz recipients have lipodystrophy, as... Read more »

What percent is 6 weeks?

Hi Dr. Henry, It is said that "Seroconversion is detectable in 96+ of people at 12 weeks" But I like to know what is the at 6 weeks and agian at 8 weeks? Thank you very much.P.S. I've read that under the (current HIV antibody...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
95% of recently infected persons are antibody test positive by 8 weeks (5% take > 8 weeks). The average time to antibody positivity is 25 days. KH... Read more »
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MPWHerpes.com, the best place for the people with herpes.

Posted by Emmajose, 1 Reply
Hi All,

I would like to share my experience with you all,

Well at first I didn't know what I was doing when I signed up for MPWHerpes.com. I didn't know if I was ready to date after I found out that I was diagnosed with herpes. I just wanted to get to... Read more »

absolutes vs. percents

Posted by PAUL, 3 Replies
Help... I'm totally confused about the difference between absolute numbers and the %. I just found out that my cd4 cout was 28% or 392. How is the percent more meaningful than the absolute number? I just don't get this... I made the original posting... 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 »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks.

I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever.

Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. (on the... Read more »