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What To Do When You Find Out Your Boyfriend Has Herpes

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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, Read more »


I have a rash on my shoulder and a little on to my arm. They look like small pimples that are... Read more »

Herpes Zoster at 14 months (resubmitted from other forum)

Dear Dr.My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
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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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I had a questiona bout possible infection. March 8th I had unprotected sex and later found that my boyfriend had herpes, so low and behold I have it oral and vaginal. I also tested with him for hiv on March 31st all came back negative 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 Read more »

My boyfriend cheated on me

Posted by hecheated, 3 Replies
...I found out about 2 weeks ago that my boyfriend cheated on me. Before we had sex the first time I was tested for HIV and my test was negative. It was a blood test that took Read more »