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What To Do If You Think Your Boyfriend Has Herpes

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My boyfriend thinks that he is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous
My boyfriend thinks that he is infected, he went for 2 tests and they were both negative, now he says that he has to wait 3 months which will be in jan from the time it happened. I am going insane and he is getting sick... I don't know what to do... Read more »

My boyfriend tested hiv+ i think he gave it to me.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
This has been a true nightmare,one that I always kind of thought I would be in and one that for some reason I honestly didn't seem to care much for,one that I thought I could handle,apparently I was very wrong.Now that I am in this situation I am... Read more »

I need advice about informing abusive ex-boyfriend

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do I do?

I was involved with a guy last summer. He was verbally abusive, but I tried to make it work.

In late August, he started to complain of a "burn" he'd sustained near his groin area, and a swelling in his testicles. A month later, after... Read more »

Fears of infecting my boyfriend.

Posted by DS86, 7 Replies
I have been positive for over two years now. I met my boyfriend a year and two months ago. We have a typical relationship, we love each other but have ups and downs. I fear that my sexual desire has been lessened because of being infected and I also... Read more »

anxietyboy--thinking of you

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been thinking about you alot these past few days. I posted a few weeks ago about how my ex-boyfriend gave me herpes four years ago....and now I'm afraid he might have given me hiv too. Anyway, you gave me some encouraging words and helped me... Read more »
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Boyfriend cheated with transexual. I think I just went through ARS!

Hi, I'm so freaked out.I found out that my boyfriend cheated on me with a transexual. I found it in his emails. He has been seeing her/him for about a month. I have no idea what the status of the transexual is (HIV+ or HIV-) My boyfriend and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A four-week HIV-antibody test is not conclusive. You'll need to wait until the three-month mark for that.Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Don't freak out about symptoms.I suggest you have... Read more »

My boyfriend cheated and now I have proctitis....could it be herpes?

Dr. Frascino,Thank you for taking the time to consider my question.Two months ago my boyfriend topped another guy without a condom. The next day he topped ME without a condom without telling me what had happened. A couple of days later we were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It certainly does sound like you and your boyfriend had an STD. I would not immediately assume herpes simples II is the culprit, based on the information you provided. I would, however, suggest you make a follow-up appointment with your doctor... Read more »

boyfriend diagnosed HIV+

I'm aware of the many new products "out there" that can make HIV a livable condition, along the lines of Herpes and the cold, but knowing that you are a doctor, I dont trust modern medicine... I view them as little more than ways to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Victoria,I disagree with essentially all your assumptions and comments, so if your mind is already made up, you can probably stop reading here, but I hope you don't.Disagreement #1: There are many new products "out there" that... Read more »

Scared my boyfriend gave me chlamydia.

Hi, to make this easy, I'm 19 years old and here is a list of my sexual history. I am asking for the third time because this site seems to have the best most detailed answers for worriers like me.Finger by 3 different guys.I was fingered, eaten...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,You need to go in for a full round of STD testing. Anyone who is sexually active should be screened for all STD's, including HIV at least once a year, and preferably every six months. An STD screening will tell you whether or not you... Read more »

Boyfriend Tested Negative

Autumn Preusser "I'm a 31-year-old transsexual woman living in rural Arkansas with my boyfriend of five years. I enjoy dancing and music, and I really like photography. I am disabled and on SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Right now I'm just... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Alba: "I Think I'm the Oldest Woman Living With HIV!"

At first I was scared to death about HIV. I was trying to get my life back again, plus, I had an emotional rupture with my boyfriend. It was so hard for both of us to accept HIV. I got to acceptance, but he did not. He left me and said I was the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Herpes Rate Found in Metro Atlanta

A recent study showed that more than one-third of participants surveyed in suburban Atlanta tested positive for the virus that causes genital herpes. The study, presented recently at a meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

A cheap, generic treatment used against herpes can also lower HIV viral load, researchers reported Wednesday. However, acyclovir works against HIV only in tissues that are also infected with herpes. The findings could help explain why some studies... Read more »