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What Percentage Of American Population Has 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,
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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
...increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to your situation.2.... 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
...is indeed accurate, yes, there would be a theoretical risk that infectious bodily fluids could transmit the virus to areas of herpetic lesions, even if the lesions are healed or not presently open and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of... Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

Worried needlessly ????

Age 44. Divorced 3 years ago. 2 sexual partners prior to marriage. After divorce tested for STDs as I thought I would begin a new relationship. Tested positive for Herpes. Went nuts. Went to see specialist, she indicated that test to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...that does not mean that you have genital herpes. It probably indicates, as your doctor told you, that you are like 80% of the population: you have been infected with HSV-1 at some point in your life and may get ocassional cold sores. Since... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...prevalence of STDs in many parts of the United States and with emerging evidence that the U.S. HIV epidemic increasingly is affecting populations with the highest rates of curable STDs, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS and STD... Read more »
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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! Thanks, SF Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? 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 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... Read more »