What To Use On Open Herpes Sores

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Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infectious bodily fluids could transmit the virus to areas of herpetic lesions, even if the lesions are healed or not presently open and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Press Release Scientists Learn Why... Read more »

My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I... Read more »

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as painful blisters or opensores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...partner in anal or vaginal sex. It's possible for HIV to enter the penis through any opensores, through the moist lining of the opening of the penis, or through the cells in the mucous membrane in the foreskin or the head of the penis. What... Read more »
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Could I have herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...eachother and I kissed her on the cheek a couple of times and kissed er on the neck. I did not kiss her on the lips and did see any opensores. Could I be infected with herpes by just kissing her on the cheek? Im so nervous. Read more »

wondering the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sore, like if there is blood or something on the sore? or is it only the other way around, that if i have herpes sore that is open area to get hiv from other person. Read more »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) appeared on the inside of my thigh and was really painful, it is now a open sore but slowly healing. I am really afraid of what this means. I have been abstinent since my diagnosis and have... Read more »

What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz? Thanks Read more »