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When Should I Get Tested For Herpes After A Possible Infection

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I had sex in Seoul with a girl I met at a club for a one night stand. I was very drunk. During sex, the condom broke. She had blood coming out of her vagina which was most likely from menstruation. After sex, I was drunk and passed out. When I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is broken-condom insertive vaginal sex with a bar-gal from Seoul who also was menstruating. The CDC's estimated per-act risk statistic for acquisition of HIV via unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive vaginal sex... Read more »

HIV and Herpes co-infection

I am a 37-year old gay male who tested HIV positive in February of this year. I was told that my... Read more »

Possible Syphilis Infection

Approximately nine years ago while stationed in South Africa, I had sex with a colored woman off of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection and Syphilis With HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Peru

Javier Lama from the Asociacion Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion and colleagues surveyed and tested for HIV 3,280 men who have sex with men in Peru and found an HIV prevalence of 13.9% in the group, a herpes simplex virus type 2 prevalence of 46.3%... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Dakota: Patients at Clinic Tested for Possible Infection

The state Health Department said that Wednesday more than 5,000 patients who underwent cystoscopy procedures at Siouxland Urology Center in Dakota Dunes may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases. A routine inspection of the facility indentified... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease clinics for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2... Read more »
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Possible infection

Posted by asd1968, 1 Reply
HI everyone
here like most people because i am panicing i might have been infected, i recently had unprotected sex with a girl (brazilian living in spain) and less than 48 hours later had swollen glands in my neck. they are still swollen now 2 weeks... Read more »

Broken and possible infected by HIV

Posted by iussi, 1 Reply
Hi, four weeks ago I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a "bixesual guy", next day I developed ulcers in my inner thighs, treated them with penicillin and they virtually disappeared, next day I had protected sex with a different guy and the... Read more »

Possible HIV infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On 1/15/99 I had vaginal sex with a woman that I met at a bar. I used a condom but unfortunately it broke. Five days later I started to have headaches, queasy stomach, and pain in my upper groin area. My lymph glands in my neck are not swollen. My... Read more »

Could I possibly be infected?! So worried.

Posted by lpshrtr, 2 Replies
i'm so worried about having caught HIV. Where I live, very few people have HIV. Only 32 people have it, but that was reported as of 4 years ago. Most people who do have it are in their 40's now, 1 teenager has it but it's an AIDS case now. In the... Read more »