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What To Do If Your Partner Has Herpes

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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 United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

if two monogomous partners have HSV 2, is ot necessary to use a condom EVERY time we have sex?

I am in a monogomous relationship and I recently found out that I got herpes from my boyfriend. He unknowingly transmitted it to me as he did not realize he had it. His previous and current outbreak resembled a razor burn. We were both put on...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is advisable that you avoid reexposing yourself or your partner to active herpes lesions, although it is possible, but less likely, that you could transmit HSV to a partner without lesions being present (called asymptomatic shedding, see <a... Read more »

Partners infected together - both being HIV Positive

What are the risks of two partners being HIV positve and having unsafe sex together? Is it possible for an infected person to be reinfected with a different strain of the virus? My partner and I perform all sex acts in this way. Please let us know...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
This is a very good question. If 2 HIV positive people have unprotected sex with one another, and they re-infect one another, there would definetely be a health risk involved for several reasons.First, if you have one strain of the virus, and your... Read more »

will whipping my partner's asshole with alcohol pads make rimming any safe

I'm really into rimming but I too scared to try....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Whipping my partner's asshole with alcohol pads . . . ." What? You want to whip your partner's butt with alcohol pads? Hmm. Sounds kinky.Rimming is not considered a risk for HIV; however, you can contract other diseases... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

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 AND have genital herpes? Read more »

Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI,I am a 14 year old with herpes.
I beleive I was infected when I was 13 .I aslo was pregnant when I found out that I had the virus.I was very scared and angry.I even begged god to take it away,promising that I would never have sex again ,if he... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »