What To Do If You Have Been Exposed To Herpes

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Is guilt or was I exposed?

Hello Doc. I have been regularly checking your website after developing HIV related anxiety and guilt from a single protected encounter in a massage parlor. I really appreciate what you do and admire your dedication to help others. Here is my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guilt; it's also the right thing to do.I'm still a bit concerned about the "cold sores" on the shaft of your "pennies." Certainly herpes would have to be considered. Hopefully the infectious disease specialist will be able to conclusively sort... Read more »

herpes test

Dear carol, Is a neg antibody for herpes 1 and 2 at 105 days a conclusive outcome outcome? No... Read more »


I just got blood test result for HSV2 virus.It reads Anti-HSV2 lgG: Ratio 2.09Anti-HSV2 lgM:... Read more »
Women Alive

Herpes: Herb & Cream

...as reported at the ICAAC conference. The researchers also have data showing that the cream can prevent herpes infection after exposure to the virus, although the evidence for this is still preliminary. Another study found that a traditional... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STDs Increase HIV Risk if Exposed

... People with chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis are at an increased risk for HIV infection if they are exposed to the virus, findings from Dutch researchers show. Teunis B.H. Geijtenbeek and colleagues at Amsterdam's VU... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Contraceptive, Herpes Risk in Mice

...contraceptive-free, and then exposed them to herpes simplex virus type-2. Normally, mice will develop genital herpes only when exposed to very high concentrations of the virus. But the researchers discovered that mice given Depo-Provera became... Read more »
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Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

frottage exposure - scared to death

Posted by devilangel, 1 Reply
...vagina and used some saliva to lubricate it. i then made a big mistake. i took my penis and rubbed it (with my glans and urethra exposed) onto her vagina, on the outer area (somewhere close to the clitoris). i never penetrated her at all. but... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long do I have to wait to test for other STD's besides HIV? Read more »

Herpes or HIV, I'm stressing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...her. She had fishnets on and I had my boxers on. I think that my penis may have peeked out and made contact with her skin exposed from the fishnets. What exposure of any std is there? Herpes?, HIV? Thanks for your answers. I'm stressing! Read more »
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