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When Do Herpes Symptoms 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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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 »

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 »

how soon can acute hiv symptoms occur

i had sex on the 27th of june..is it possible im seeing acute symptoms already beginning the 2nd all i have is a swollen lymph node and white spots on my tonsils other than that i feel fine but can symptoms start that soon...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is unlikely that you would be experiencing symptoms so quickly. An HIV test at the 90-day mark will give you a conclusive answer.In health,Richard... 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 »
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can conversion occur at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
read that most conversion symptoms occur 2 - 4 weeks after exposure. im now at 8 weeks after
an unprotected anal, anonymous encouter with another man.
can swollen glands, extreme sleepiness and temp occur this late? my temp is running 99.9.
is that... Read more »

Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... 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 »