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When Can Herpes Occur

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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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Can certain drugs taken prevent certain STDS from occuring?

Dear Dr. Frascino,I recently went to Asia and slept with a girl and had unprotected oral sex but protected intercouse sex. I am worried that I have contracted anything, from STDs to HIV. I got really scared the next day and went to a doctor in Hong...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jason,You had unprotected oral sex and protected "intercourse" sex and for that your Hong Kong doctor tested you for HIV-1, HIV-2 and syphilis (VDRL) the very next day???? Oh my . . . . And then you flew to the U.S. and a physician... Read more »

std first occurring

once you become exposed to an std(any), how long after infection does the symtoms occur(warts,lesions,etc). If it has been longer than a month, and no signs of infection, does that mean I am not infected. Also, if you are exposed on your hands or...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.This is not a simple question to answer,since Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) are actually an entire group ofdiseases. The symptoms that occur from STD's can vary widely from onedisease to another.... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Faith,Thank you for your question. It is unlikely that your frequent herpes outbreaks are HIV related. This is because:1) There is no evidence thus far, that you are infected with HIV.2) Recurrent herpes outbreaks associated with HIV do not... Read more »

Confused about genital herpes on my thigh.

I have had a small group of lesions on my thigh that have been reoccuring for about 4 years. I was recently told that this was genital herpes. I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my genital area before. How can I have this diagnosis now...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Herpes can sometimes occur on skin surfaces that are near but not quite within the genital area, and it is possible that you don't get genital outbreaks. You can transmit the herpes to a partner if your lesions are active and if your... Read more »
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IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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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 »