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What To Do If You Have Been Exposed To Herpes

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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 University... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children Now Online

The Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children are now available on the AIDSinfo website. These guidelines update the last version of the guidelines published in 2009. They are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Looks at Contraceptive, Herpes Risk in Mice

New research in mice suggests that women who use the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may have a higher risk of infection with genital herpes than non-users. Study author Dr. Charu Kaushic and colleagues of McMaster University in Canada... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,I would agree with the state health department on this one.A very low antibody titer can persist even after syphilis has been appropriately treated and the patient cured.Certainly guilt is playing a major role. I'd suggest you level with... Read more »

Inadvertently Exposed !!!The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I recently found myself in a position where I did not know my sexual partner very well and in a moment of passion my partner placed his saliva on his rectum and before I knew it my penis had partially slipped in. This occurred more than once. A...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. It is a common myth that the "top" personis at low risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). In reality, they are at high risk for HIV/STD's, and the "bottom"... Read more »

RYAN HERPES .....TESTED..........HERPES...?????????????????

HIAFTER MY EXPOSURE ON 12 DECEMBER I TESTED FOR ANTIBODIES OF ORAL HERPES,NEGATIVE ON 18 JAN.I DID NOT HAVE ANY SORES,BUT NOW I HAVE ONE...........
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are not infected with herpes simplex virus, then you cannot experience lesions (oral/genital) associated with HSV infection. Regardless, I can't tell you what is going on with you. You need to rely on a medical professional, in person,... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »
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When exposed to HIV you are exposed HEP also?

Posted by Anonymous
I heard this is true because most people with HIV are coinfected with Hep. This means that the window period is at least 6 months, right? Anyway, if you have more questions go to www.aidsmeds.com and FEAR of HIV forum. Ask them the window period fo... Read more »

Herpes

Posted by Tacora, 1 Reply
it has been 5 weeks from my possible exposure to hiv and other std's after having protected sex with 3 prostitutes. I received unprotected fellatio from two of the girls and thus i fear i may have exposed myself to std's. Today i developed a very... Read more »

Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. since there are rare cases where you might have it... Read more »