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Where Are Herpe Sores And What Do They Feel And Look Like

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...HSV-2 genital infection is more likely to result in recurrences than HSV-1 genital infection. Recurrences become less common over time. Symptoms from recurrences might include itching, tingling, vaginal discharge, and a burning feeling or pain in the genital or anal area. Sores may be present during a recurrence, but sometimes they are small and easily overlooked. Sometimes, the virus can become active but not cause any visible sores or any...
Ask the Experts

Got Herpes at the base

Ok, so I had protected sex and ended up with 2 herpes sores on the base of my penis. If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV? Could I have contracted HIV via the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"If the skin wasn't intact enough to prevent the herpes then I guess it couldn't have been intact enough to prevent HIV." If you did "guess" this, your assumption would be completely Read more »

HERPES WITH NO SORES???? AND CAN I WOOHOO?

Hi Dr. Bob or Should I say Dr. GodHow are you doing these days? I love your outlook on live, so positive.What I was wondering, is I recently had a hiv test done 6 months after possible exposure which was negative..can I woohoo?? My exposure was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Frank,1.Yep, no doubt about it. I'm definitely "positive" (in every sense of the word).2.Yep, you are now WOO-HOO certified. 3.I cannot diagnose your "irritated spot" over the Internet. Sorry. Your physician should be able to evaluate this... Read more »

Cold Sores and HIV

I was diagnosed with Herpes II 5 years ago. Just last week I developed a cold sore for the first time ever. Could this be a possible symptom of HIV? Also - what treatment (if not acyclovir cream/L-Lysine) do you recommend for this? I teach...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...the core is, which would be helpful in diagnosing what particular lesion is occurring. People tend to call both aphthous and herpetic ulcerations cold sores. If you have a history of herpetic outbreaks and the lesion is on your lips, it would not... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold Sores (also known as Oral Herpes) are caused by the Herpes Simplexvirus. I found several studies that looked at dietary intake and recurrencesof symptoms due Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...with HIV. Also, syphilis causes large, painless sores. It is easy for someone to be infected with HIV through syphilis sores. Herpes simplex infection (see Fact Sheet 508 ) also causes sores which assist infection with HIV. An active case of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...(CMV) is a viral infection that causes eye disease that can lead to blindness. CD4 cell range: under 50. See Fact Sheet 504 . Herpes simplex viruses can cause oral herpes (cold sores) or genital herpes. These are fairly common infections, but... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

... The following are the some of the symptoms of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts, scabies and herpes. Since symptoms can vary from person to person, and since these symptoms can resemble the symptoms of many other illnesses, Read more »
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Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I hope someone is patient enough to bare with me.. I need some guidance from others with herpes. I was diagnosed with hereps 3 years ago. the catch is that when diagnosed i had a pinch size soar and was to small to culture. Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...contracted herpes as a result of 30 seconds exposure to sex worker's vagina during intercourse as the condom broke. I have not been feeling well ever since. I have not had any obvious genital break out but my herpes-2 blood test came back... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz 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 Read more »

cold sore/pimple?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a cold sore on the upper be lip at first be confused as a pimple? and would it indicate hpv if a cold sore, or does hpv show as clusters? Read more »