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What Would Happen If You Didn't Treat Herpes

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more 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...
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What's the best way to treat herpes simplex?

Dr. Bob, you and your savvy are legendary/heroic! I'm a healthy poz guy, and after 18 years, have a 560 CD4, and VL is undetectable. I also have anal herpes, and would like your take on recent studies on women; findings conclude that control...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Swede in Washington,Although definitive studies in men have yet to be completed, it certainly makes good sense to me! However, I support your doctor's approach! However, I should also note there are some special warnings about use of... Read more »

MI Disclosure laws for herpes

Its not hard to find disclosure laws for HIV. I cannot find the disclosure laws in Michigan for other STDs, such as herpes.I seem to be finding that a civil suit can be brought up for just about anything, but is non-disclosure actually illegal??...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are no disclosure laws for STDs other than HIV. Personally, I would prefer they abolish those laws as well! Criminalization of HIV/AIDS does not prevent the spread of HIV; it merely encourages at-risk individuals not to get tested. This... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Thank you for all you do!I recently had an experience that has left me sleepless and unable to eat. I was drunk at an up scale strip club and received a private dance from a stripper. She was grinding on my leg and undid my pants. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If Bouncing Betty at the Badda Bing actually grinded her way onto your penis, your HIV-acquisition risk would be unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex. That it was only for such a brief period of time (15 seconds) would decrease the... Read more »

Confused about resutls and things happening.....

Hey Doc, I love your enthusiasm :) makes one feel so good :)I am 28 year old from Mumbai, India. On the 1st of September 2008, I visited a commercial sex worker for the first and last time. I didn't kiss her. She put a condom on my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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It had to happen sometime!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Listen folks, I hate to be the first person writing into this board that turns out positive but it was inevitable...face it, it had to happen sometime.

THERE WAS NO OTHER EXPOSURE - I would tell you if there was.

None of you are Dr's, nor am I for... Read more »

The break didn't help

Posted by dj1979, 5 Replies
Well, the break didn't help at all - I think I still have HIV. (that's my weak attempt at a little humor)

Actually, what the break did is make me realize how ANGRY I am at the man that gave me HIV. I have heard from a reliable source (a friend of... Read more »

didn't know..

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I had a sexual relationship with a man at work for 8 months I slept with him twice in July and then it started again in mid December up until March 4 was my last sexual encounter. Two days after he told me that he was hiv positive and that he had it... Read more »

Some specific questions I didn't came across, ever / and something interesting

Posted by absger, 2 Replies
First question:

The CDC says that HIV can be transmitted trough "small cuts or open sours".

I am sure that there are a lot of people out there that shave their "triangle" last-minute, e.g. minutes before the sexual act. Everybody knows that body... Read more »