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What Risks Are Involved When Having Sex With Someone With Genital Herpes

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV...
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Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from you. I realize you are extremely busy so I will try again. I was the one that posted the query over a year ago about the new research which seemed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...available. Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV InfectionAugust 2, 2009New research helps explain why infection with herpes... 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
...and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV InfectionAugust 2, 2009New research helps explain why infection with herpes... Read more »

Please clarify this for me and other readers

Hi Doctor, thank you very much for the excellent work you are doing for millions of people across the globe. You are a blessing to humanity.To my questions: I had protected sex with my wife who is hiv positive. I had tested several times for over 10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in a woman from Cameroon. The second half of the article discussed new research that apparently shows that even people with genital herpes remain at increased risk of HIV infection even after the sores heal!! Everything I have read on this forum... Read more »

First time being a magnetic couple

I recently started dating a guy with HIV. I'm not letting his HIV status get in the way of a relationship but it is making me nervous during sex. We have not done much together yet and we have been very safe....however, the other day he came on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in a woman from Cameroon. The second half of the article discussed new research that apparently shows that even people with genital herpes remain at increased risk of HIV infection even after the sores heal!! Everything I have read on this forum... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Learn Why Even Treated Genital Herpes Sores Boost the Risk of HIV Infection

... New research helps explain why infection with herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which causes genital herpes, increases the risk for HIV infection even after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

... Consistent condom use is an "important" tool in preventing genital herpes, according to Dr. Emily T. Martin of Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though 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. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HPTN 039 HIV Prevention/Herpes Suppression Study

...a clinical trial designed to examine whether people infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the virus that causes genital herpes, can reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV by using acyclovir, an approved medicine that... Read more »
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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...great friends along the journey. As you all well know I have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone... Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...yourself had herpes for 10+ years but had an unprotected exposure with someone who just recently got it from someone they were involved with...... Read more »