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When Are Herpes Sores Healed

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.This new research was just presented and consequently I'm learning about it now along with everyone else. I'll post below some more detailed analysis about what we know so far. I'll also urge you to stay tuned, as we promise to... Read more »

Lesion on Tonsil won't heal

Dear Dr. McGowan,I've been poz about 4 years, currently on meds, VL<48, cd4 602/32%. I feel great but, for over year, I have had a sore spot on my right tonsil that won't heal. At it's worse it looked like a giant canker sore...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Sleepless,This sounds like a very disturbing problem. Certainly herpes simplex (HSV) would be a possibility, but this should be helped by valtrex. Drug resistant HSV may be a possibility and a viral culture of the lesion may help to... Read more »

Rimming and Cold Sore

I have a cold sore healing right now and I rimmed a guy. I'm wondering with the risk of HIV transmission is for that situation since there's an STD present. However, it was rimming. How risky is that?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If you had an active cold sore (Herpes) while you were rimming someone, the risk for HIV is practically nonexistent. Why? Because while the sore is an opening into your body, when you rim there isn't HIV+ body fluid... Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that... Read more »
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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 if... Read more »

Herpes? Do I have AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi
I have been HIV+ since 2003. Was tested for major STDs when diagnosed and tests were negative but I think the herpes test must have been wrong coz I have the symptoms. A sore (like little blisters) appeared on the inside of my thigh and was... Read more »

Informacion para gente con HSV-2 (Herpes)

Posted by ruans, 1 Reply
Esta informacion es importante para personas con herpes 2, ya q yo no lo sabia y yo tengo herpes en el area pubica..pues lo contraje con proteccion y esta area asi NO HAYA ULCERAS es puerta de entrada para HIV.

"Herpes is marked by recurring... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot...

In December I had vaginal sex with a prostitute. I was wearing a condom and was only "in" her for like a minute.... Read more »