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Where Does The Herpes Come From If Your Partner Has No Symptoms

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They can still transmit the virus to others, however. Recurrence of Herpes Outbreaks In most people, the virus can become active and cause outbreaks...
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inactive herpes and hiv transmission

I have recently been diagnosed with hsv, the location being at the base of the penis (always use condoms, but apparently the condom didn't cover the base). I am aware active hsv erosions can increase ones hiv risk. my question: if I continue to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation increased. However, I should mention the reverse is not true. It is possible to transmit herpes to your partner, even when no symptoms are present.Dr. Bob Read more »

herpes and hiv

I have had hiv for 2 years and my viral load is low and cd4 is high. im not on meds. I was just diagnosed with herpes type 2 by a blood test. I have had no symptoms of herpes. Is it easy for me to transfer herpes to my partner? I also have...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
What was the exact test that was performed on your blood sample? It is not clear from your description that you actually have an acute case of HSV2 or just past evidence of exposure. Read more »

herpes HSV-1 and oral sex

hi, this question has been asked, and answered, but i was hoping to get further clarification. i was told by my dentist that i probably had oral herpes (as does 90 of america). she noticed an irritation of my gums after i has a cleaning. in any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services would transmit herpes simplex virus (HSV) to your partner when you are not experiencing symptoms. Some sources have estimated that people with HSV can transmit, or "shed", virus without symptoms--sometimes referred to as asymptomatic... Read more »

herpes symptoms on the upper thigh

I have Genital Herpes i got it from my ex performing oral sex on me with a cold sore on his mouth, anyway my current boyfriend of 2 years wants to know if blisters can appear on the upper thigh in the bend of the pelvic area? He's only had this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...different areas of the genital region. A genital infection will not travel to other areas of the body.You really won't know if your partner had a herpes lesion on his thigh because you didn't have the opportunity to have it examined. If it was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...Americans with genital herpes infection in the U.S. has decreased. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of eight). This may be due to male-to-female transmission... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...are the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 6.2 million Americans become infected with genital HPV every year. Studies suggest that over 50% of all... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug Reduces Transmission

...of those whose infected partners took Valtrex got herpes sores, compared with 2 percent in the comparison group. The CDC estimates that 45 million American teenagers and adults are infected with the type 2 virus. Valtrex, which has a wholesale... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...significantly decreases the number of days each month when HSV can be detected on the skin or mucous membranes, even when there are no symptoms. Can Herpes Be Prevented? It is difficult to prevent the spread of HSV. Partly this is because... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
...Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...STD due to the cold sores , could i be infected by touching the cold sores ? I mean by infected by an std (like syphilis or herpes) which can easily be transmitted with a simple contact can i be infected by HIV just by getting one of these STD? ... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've also felt nauseous a few times this week, but it only happens when I think about possibly having HIV. I have had multple partners in the past, but they were mainly one-time deals with people I thought to be pretty clean, but I know looks... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply may as well use an anti-viral lubricant. How common is herpes? Herpes type 1 as the virus that causes cold sores is estimated to have infected from 80% to 90% of all adults. Up to 30% of genital herpes is now thought to be caused by HSV... Read more »