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What To Do When Herpes Spreads To Skin

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Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...If you did "guess" this, your assumption would be completely wrong! The facts are that herpes, like HPV (genital warts), is spread merely by skin-to-skin contact. Therefore even with the skin intact you can contract herpes and HPV. However, HIV... 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... Read more »

antigen plus antibody hiv test

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the infection! Also, most people with HSV don't know that they are infected and aren't aware that they could... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example. The virus is spread rarely, if at all, by objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub. Reduce Your Risk of Spreading Herpes People... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

...Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though condoms' effectiveness in stopping the spread of HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and others STDs is well-established, Martin and colleagues noted that research... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it difficult to walk. If KS spreads to other parts of the body, it can cause serious problems. In the mouth lining, it can cause trouble eating and... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...not present like herpes).... itchy scalp, eyebrows,numbness in hands and feet, redness in hands... plus the herpes seems to be spreading... spread to hands .. either way...i'm confident i have herpes... but i heard that chances of coinfection... Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...thighs. The next day i had major pain on my vaginal lip. It hurts when i pee, i examined the area and notice its on the tip of my skin and skin feels tuff and redness. Im wondering if ive transfered the vaseline there or another soar to that tip.... Read more »

HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted? I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive oral from a girl... Can she pass HSV2 from her mouth to my genitals? Read more »

Encounter with prostitute, is it safe to date?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Good evening, this is a tough post for me. I hope this question isn't too controversial, but I think its something a lot of us deal with. I am looking for honest and open repsonses. Please respond. Last week I had an encounter with a... Read more »