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What's The Discharge From Herpes Like

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...area or some redness without pain, itching, or tingling. Other symptoms that may accompany the first (and less often future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They...
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Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned Parenthood to ask for a herpes blood test. All three places did not recommend a herpes test because they wouldn't do anything for treatment in the absence of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission prevention remains exactly the same. Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. The situation changes if you have an active herpetic outbreak. In that case the risk of HIV transmission would be increased as it would with any STD that causes... Read more »

Oral Equals Discharge

Hey Doc... First, I really enjoy reading your responses. I'm sure others do to. Alright, Here's my situation: The only unprotected sex I have is oral. Over the past several months it seems I can't even have oral performed on me without getting a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I cannot diagnose the cause of your "slight itch and scant discharge" over the Internet. However, from what you've written, this does not appear to be an infectious process. Your cultures have all Read more »

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 of...
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 Valtrex... Read more »

Herpes or AIDS

Dear Doc, I have recently contracted something but I am concerned about going to the doctor around where I am. I would like your opinion about what you think I have. Here are my symptoms: It stings when I urinate, discharge of some clear sticky...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...around you. I feel for you, but you nevertheless need to find a caring health care provider. Given the pain with urination, discharge from the penis, and so on, it certainly makes me worried about a sexually transmitted disease. Are there walk-in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are more... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activities, but it isnot risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk... Read more »
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Hiv, Herpes or nothing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...later I began to get an intense itching around the skin on my penis. Here is the funny part.. There are no blisters, lesions or discharges to indicate anything funny. Its been almost a week now and the itching as somewhat subsided but it still... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
ok so in the best I have performed unprotected oral sex on men before. I have never had a guy cum in my mouth. Recently I have noticed that whenever I masturbate the tip of my penis becomes red and looks a little swollen. This only happens after... Read more »