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What's The Likelihood Of Somebody Getting Herpes From Protected Sex

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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 Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles,
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Herpes & HIV?

Hey Dr. Bob, I just want to thank you for the services provided by this site because it was immensely beneficial in answering many of my questions. However, I would greatly appreciate your opinion. I was a single male at the time, and about 1 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Protected sex is indeed protected if the latex condom is used properly and doesn't break.Herpes is much easier to contract than HIV. The odds Read more »

Time to set safe sex straight! (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2011)

Dear Dr Bob, I am so thankful you are here but its time to set people like me straight! I have just had oral sex with an unknown individual at a bathhouse.I have had similar scares before but very lucky! Why I keep putting myself through this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disturb.I received a blowjob from a guy who after told me that he was HIV positive. I in the same night a few hours before had protected sex with a condom with a HIV -ve person. I did not notice any lesions, cuts or sores on my penis.I came into... Read more »

Everyone says Have safer sex - What is safer sex? From your Friend Mikey in the Bronx

What truly is safer sex? Everyone says have safer sex - what is safe anymore? I am a gay 23 year old living in NYC. I hook up some - but I want to be safe and try to find some answers - GMHC tells me that I am big risk with my "oral activities" ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe ActivitiesUnsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist... Read more »

Safe sex question from a student

I am a teacher. One of my students recently asked me a safe sex question: Should someone who french kisses more than 5 people a year be tested for STD's in the absence of any other sexual contact (i.e. no oral, anal, vaginal, genital-genital,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Teacher,Your information is right on target!BRAVO and thank you for teaching the kids sex education and answering their concerns about safer sex. By teaching scientifically sound, age-appropriate sex education, rather than an abstinence-only... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission increasesif you have bleeding gums, ulcers, cuts, sores, or infections in... Read more »
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... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas... Read more »
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got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how I got it since we had protected sex. But I assume that because it is a skin to skin transmission I probably got it because of that. However... Read more »

whats goin on...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the very end of the shaft on my penis and it doesn't hurt anymore but it's really hard and seems to be growing... I've had safe sex wtih my gf a couple time and had problems at first cuz of nervousness and such but i couldn't get hard for the... Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well Read more »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not too much about Read more »