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What's The Difference Between Herpes 1 And 2

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hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has different strains that you can catch. Read more »

Insertive Oral question a little different....

Posted by Anonymous
Ok, I was the insertive partner in unprotected oral sedx with a sex worker. Now I contracted HSV-1 on my genitals from this encounter and I am now afraid of possible HIV infection.She had no visible sores or blood in her mouth. I understand that... Read more »

A different angle

Posted by shaneinfl, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

I am a new poster here. Over the past several months, since an unsafe encounter, I have been reading the q/a's from the Dr.'s, as well as looking at the points of view from everyone on this board. You all seem like a great bunch.

I... Read more »

Oral Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anybody tell me the difference between oral herpes and canker sores, they look the same to me!

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alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A couple of years ago, I started noticing patches of hair on my face disappearing. Later I realized it is called Alopecia Areata. Also, I found out that I have herpes. 2 years have past since then and I feel fine, although I have been getting... Read more »
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HIV risk from oral sex when you have Herpes, "Herpes via oral sex"

I (male) got herpes 1 and 2 via having oral with a pro. Used a condom during oral too. Did not continue any other sex. What are the chances of infecting with HIV?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Doesn't sounds like you were at risk for HIV from what you're describing. Having herpes <b>only</b> makes a difference if you have open sores. These open sores end up being a way for HIV to get in the... Read more »

Im using Different Suppliments can they be harmful some how?

Im using Muscletec Creakic creatine pills, BSN No-Xplode, L-Arginine, Calcium Pyruvate and Cod Liver Oil. Is the combination of these fine. im not having problems of any sort latly or past. And i use them at a single time, is that fine. plz im...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We have no data on the use of all of them in combination. We have data on creatine and HIV and found no interactions. We also have data on Omega 3 oils and found no interaction with Kaletra. I would not think that arginine has an effect on HIV... Read more »

A different type of Question......

Dear Doc,It has long been known that HIV does not always travel alone. I mean that people infected with HIV tend to have other STD's such as clap, herpes, warts, gon.,hep, etc. Co-factors are known to increase the risk of infection. With this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Probably not. No data to answer directly.MH... Read more »

Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for you. I had intercourse with a female 45 days ago (status unknown) where the condom broke. Within 24 hours I started combivir as a pep for 28 days....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Going Crazy,Regarding question #1, see below.As for question #2, a negative p24 antigen and qualitative PCR proviral DNA are extremely encouraging. However, I would still suggest you follow the recommended post-PEP testing guidelines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regional Differences in HIV Trends in The Gambia: Results From Sentinel Surveillance Among Pregnant Women

The current study compared the seroprevalence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in pregnant women in The Gambia between May 2000 and August 2001 with the seroprevalence of the viruses in 1993-1995. The earlier survey found HIV-1 at 0.6 percent and HIV-2 at 1.1... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Have Varying Effectiveness Against Different STDs

Studies have documented the effectiveness of latex condoms -- not natural or lambskin ones -- in preventing pregnancy and the spread of HIV. With perfect condom use (a condom used every time, put on before any skin-to-skin contact), chances of... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

It's true that HIV doesn't discriminate. It's also true that HIV treatment works just as well in women as in men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often... Read more »
HIV i-Base

No Difference in AIDS-Free Survival in Children Starting ART With a CD4% Between 15%-24% Compared to Deferring Until Less Than 15% in the PREDICT Trial

Information to guide initiation of treatment in children older than one year of age is scarce. Results from the PREDICT trial -- presented as late breakers at both IAS 2011 and the preceding pediatric workshop -- found that deferring ART until CD4... Read more »