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What Will Help With The Itching Associated With 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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To Itch, Or Not To Itch, that is the question!!

Hello Dr. Kull - I have one questions that I'm sure you can answer. I had a low risk - oral sex encounter about three 3 months ago. Over the coursde of those three months, I developed a rash that is describe by ARS (I got really scared) - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Ahhh, Shakespeare! I don't know the reasons why the rash typically associated with acute infection doesn't itch; a rash that itches is often the result of an allergic reaction (which it sounds like you had). If the rash you had did itch,... Read more »

what cause the itching with lymphoma

Dr Dezube,Thank you for your great work on this site.I was wondering what cause the insane itching associated with NHL.I had it the first time round and the itching went away after a couple of chemotherapies.I finished chemo Jan 18th 2001 and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm sorry to hear about the itching. It can certainly drive you crazy. Cancer releases irritants that lead to the itching. Although there is no single medication which seems to control all cancer itching, different patients respond to... Read more »

Cytomegalovirus only or Associated HIV infection?

Seven weeks ago, I engaged on a fellatio with a prostitute in Japan. Without wearing condoms at that time, I drove myself crazy when she suddenly spread her fingers wet of saliva on the top of my penis where an abrasion could be seen. One week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your inquiry.First of all, if you were receiving oral sex (fellatio) with this prostitute,your risk of infection was very small. If you are receiving oral sex fromsomeone else, you are only being exposed to saliva. The concentrations... Read more »

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »
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herpes please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I noticed on my inner thigt right by the testical a red dot , its not riased it doesnt hurt , and it doesnt look like any fluid , could it be herpes please help. I also have jock itch I had sex last week protected. im very nervous Read more »

Does the rash itch?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a person does have the rash associated with ARS, is it a rash that itches??

I've all of a sudden developed a rash (about 9-10 days after exposure). Its pretty much only on front. Chest and a little of my stomach. Its more like little raised welts.... Read more »

Weird...PLEASE HELP ME

Posted by Twiz, 2 Replies
Ok I been gettin what looks like bug bites they itch for like an hour then never itch again....but the next day there is a red top on it ...later maybe a few days later theres a scap on it NOT a big scab but a lil one PLEASE HELP ME Read more »

IS ROSACEA ASSOCIATED WITH HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if the skin condition rosacea is associated with HIV. I have read that it is and that it isn't. Does anyone know the exact answer? Thanks. Read more »