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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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genital herpes

I have noticed what looks to be a mole that has formed in my lower area of my body. It is located directly center between my naval and penis. I haven't been with many partners but have always used protection. Does this sound like it could be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is difficult for me to tell you what this growth sounds like. If you are concerned about it, please see a doctor.Sores attributed to genital herpes usually fit the following description: single or multiple fluid filled blisters around the... 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
1. Don't know. It's difficult to explain why people respond differently to infections like herpes, but they just do. There are so many different factors that will influence the course of infection, and this applies to so many different... Read more »

Can PEP inhibit an herpes breakout ?

I am on PEP and I notice 3 days after the exposure some little red spot on my penis. It disappeared one hour later. Could Zilarvir avoid a breakout ?I am wondering if I can get the Hepatitis B vaccine while I am on PEP ?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Isolated red spots on the penis would be an unusual drug reaction. I would have these examined. HBV vaccine is fine during PEP. DW... Read more »

genital herpes and antibiotics

I have had genital herpes for about 3 years and was on zovirax suppression therapy. I recently decided to stop zovirax and at the same time I got bronchitis and was put on the antibiotic AUGMENTIN. About 3 days into my antibiotics I got a horrible...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Antibiotics will not cause a person tohave a Herpes outbreak, nor will antibiotics cause a weakened immune system. Your outbreak was most likely due to two reasons. First was yourdiscontinuing prophylactic... Read more »
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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 AND have genital herpes? Read more »

reoccuring herpes breakouts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read somewhere that if you have herpes and you have reoccuring breakouts that can be an indication of HIV. Is there any truth to this? 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 »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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