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When Is The Right Time To Tell Your Partner You Have Genital Herpes

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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 United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected
Ask the Experts

Infected with genitals herpes simplex but HIV?

Dr Bob,I've been visiting prostitute for the past one year. Not been wearing condom when she perform oral sex on me but always use a condom during sexual intercourse. The last time is on 18th of March. On the 23rd of March, infected with genitals...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from insertive oral sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. Read more »

Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thing that has me confused is that my gf and I have both been faithful (yes I truly believe this)...and he said the possible genital herpes could be from a woman that I had unprotected sex with back in 1999. I cannot believe that herpes would... Read more »

Going Crazy Here

Hello Dr Bob. First off, kudos, props, and congratulations on being such a brave and giving gentleman. I just read your bio on your foundational website (concertedeffort.org) and was inspired by its content. I had no idea you were a 21st century...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the same pieces, but I doubt I'd ever be mistaken for a tall lanky Texan!Regarding your HIV-acquisition risk, I assume the genital herpes was not active, right? In this case the skin would most likely be intact and consequently your risk... Read more »

Genital herpes: how do we know for sure?

Dr. Kull,Please post this question, your answer will help a lot of us to clear up some of the comfusions about HSV2. So how can we ever know if we are infected with genital herpes? In The Body, it states that 80 of the people are unaware that they...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...at what's going on. If you are concerned that you have herpes, even in the absence of symptoms, you can use condoms with your partner to reduce your anxiety about asymptomatic transmission.RMK Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... What is genital herpes? How common is genital herpes? How do people get genital herpes? What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Finds

... Treating genital herpes does not reduce the risk of HIV, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the AP/ Newsweek reports Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Effect of Male Circumcision on Female Partners

...the study (Altman, New York Times , 2/4). A similar study conducted by the researchers in Uganda found a 25% lower rate of genital herpes among women whose male partners were HIV-negative when circumcised. The study also found a 50% reduction... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next day i started recalling all the facts and gone crazy. 3 days after the incident... Read more »

Strict Tops...Advice Needed!!

Posted by running4it, 3 Replies
...Currently in a relationship with a monogamous partner. He knows of my status and we have protected sex. We slipped up the other day. He was okay with the situation but I am a bit Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...great friends along the journey. As you all well know I have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone... Read more »