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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

...than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million aged 12 and older in the United States have genital herpes infection, there has been a substantial decrease in cases from 21 percent to 17 percent, according to a 1999 to 2004 CDC survey. Much of the decrease was in the 14 to 19 year age group, and continued through the young adult group. NIAID Research on Genital Herpes The National...
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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
...people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Over the past decade, the percent of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased.Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in... 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 Read more »

non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...patients are on acyclovir or Valtrex and both of these medications work quite well. Your situation is somewhat unusual because most people with HIV infection also have antibodies to HSV. When there is evidence of recurrent herpes infection,... 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
...penis of a person they are performing oral sex on, and vice-versa. HSV-2 may have a more severe course than HSV-1.Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1, mostly through non-sexual contact. Approximately 45 million, or one out of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report Says Under 1 Percent of U.S. Adults Have HIV

... In a new report, CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) said its household survey shows about one-half of one percent of adults ages 18 to 49 are infected with HIV. This rate is stable, and the report confirms the results of other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...people ages 12 and older, or one out of five adolescents and adults, have had genital HSV infection. Over the past decade, the percent of Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...genital herpes infections each year. The rates of HSV infection have increased significantly in the past ten years or so. About 80% of people with HIV are also infected with genital herpes. HSV2 infection is more common in women. It infects about... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...50% of all sexually active men and women become infected with HPV at some time in their lives. One study found HPVs in 77 percent of HIV-positive women. Different types of HPV cause warts or abnormal cell growth (dysplasia) near the anus or... Read more »
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Strict Tops...Advice Needed!!

Posted by running4it, 3 Replies
Currently in a relationship with a monogamous partner. He knows of my status and we have protected sex. We slipped up the other day. He was okay with the situation but I am a bit uneasy. Are they there tops our there that could help me with there... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...chance of infection from a single incident. If they didn't have any sores, the chance they were even infectious drops to 2 - 6 percent. The other information they passed on was to call them for the specific blood tests to get. Many doctors... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...it is completely non-toxic. I have herpes. Will Freedom Lube prevent me from passing it on? Yes, it certainly can. Eighty percent of herpes transmission occurs during viral shedding when there is no visible sign of herpes lesions. Freedom... 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 Read more »