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What's The Difference Between Hiv And Herpes

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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 »

Herpes-HIV Connection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK... here's the deal. I recently visited with a woman of unknown HIV status at a local bar. After conversing for about an hour, we ended a visit with a brief kiss.... not deep or passionate. There was the presence of saliva on my bottom lip from... Read more »

HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi.
I've just been diagnosed with both HIV and Herpes, however, my mind is in whirl and I can barely remeber anything my Doctor said to me other than starting treatment with drugs called Truvada and Sustiva - are these a potent, durable combo - if... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

In 2011 I had a culture test done of a vaginal sore that was thought to be herpes the test came back negative. Since then I have had a HIV test done (2012, negative) in the case the the culture results were a false negative could the herpes virus be...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe blood drawn to look for HIV is only used for that. If the doctor orders to look for the herpes virus they will look for that as well but only if ordered. They are different types of tests so again the test for HIV would not detect herpes.Be... Read more »
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