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When Would Know If You Have Herpes After Coming In Contact

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...hand, treatment of HSV in people with both HIV and HSV can reduce HIV viral load. It might also reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. How Is HSV Transmitted? HSV infections are passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected area. You don't have to have an open HSV sore to spread the infection! Also, most people with HSV don't know that they are infected and aren't aware that they could be spreading it. In fact,...
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Herpes casual contact

My brother has Genital Herpes (HSV-2). Whenever he comes home to visit from University I feel uncomfortable and wash my hands after I touch anything he may have touched. I am very worried because I am always avoiding things that he may have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You really shouldn't be worrying about infection with herpes simplex virus unless your skin is coming into DIRECT CONTACT with herpes sores on your brother's skin. It is highly unlikely that you would get infected with genital herpes through any... Read more »

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
...is indeed accurate, yes, there would be a theoretical risk that infectious bodily fluids could transmit the virus to areas of herpetic lesions, even if the lesions are healed or not presently open and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of... Read more »

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?

How is herpes transmitted exactly...fluid mucosal contact?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.Herpes is transmitted by DIRECT contact with a herpes lesion. The herpesvirus can be found on the lips of the mouth (also known as a "cold sore" or a"fever blister"), Read more »

herpes with hiv

If you become infected with hiv and you already have hsv-1 oral and also hsv-1 on the genitals will you have a severe or any outbreak during acute hiv infection? Im not sure if I have come in contact with hiv but I did experience about 3 days of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the immune system that helps control chronic viral infections would still be intact at that time. More severe or persistent herpetic outbreaks may be seen in late-stage AIDS when the immune system is severely deficient.If you're worried about... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...Transmitted? Shingles can only occur after someone has had chickenpox. If someone who has already had chickenpox comes into contact with the fluid from shingles blisters, they will not "catch" shingles. However, people who have not had chickenpox... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...important role in transmission because they are unaware they can infect a sexual partner. You can transmit herpes through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example. The virus is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...HIV, there is no risk. An "undetectable viral load" (see Fact Sheet 125 ) does NOT mean "no HIV infection." If there is no contact with blood or sexual fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer... Read more »
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Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 you have genital herpes would ya? please... Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how I got it since we had protected... Read more »

Could I have herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...couple of times and kissed er on the neck. I did not kiss her on the lips and did see any open sores. Could I be infected with herpes by just kissing her on the cheek? Im so nervous. Read more »