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Where Is Herpes Rash Located

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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could it be herpes?

Hi. i have 3 littla bumps on my penis like pimples.all in diffrent places.thay look like pimples and when you squees them a hard wht substance comes out almost like a white head.they are not always there thay go away but come back every few months...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Could be herpes, but usually HSV lesions don't produce white heads. Could more likely be pimples or infected hair follicles. I'd ask you doctor to evaluate them when the symptoms are active. BY... Read more »

rash

I am HIV pos and have a small painful rash on my lower back...I have never had chicken pox as a kid...Could it still be Shingles?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A rash localized to a band like region in the skin (lower back a common location) with pain/blisters could well be shingled (herpes zoster). I recommend seeing your HIV doc for diagnosis and treatment (if zoster treatment can result in faster... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The interaction between HIV and syphilis is complex. (See below.)What you are describing may be a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. This can occur when secondary syphilis is treated with penicillin and appears to be more common in HIV-positives than... Read more »

Should I ask for PEP (HERPES AND HIV TRANSMISSION, 2011)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for all you do!I recently had an experience that has left me sleepless and unable to eat. I was drunk at an up scale strip club and received a private dance from a stripper. She was grinding on my leg and undid my pants. She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If Bouncing Betty at the Badda Bing actually grinded her way onto your penis, your HIV-acquisition risk would be unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex. That it was only for such a brief period of time (15 seconds) would decrease the... Read more »
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IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »

Que es el rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
que es el rash como se manifiesta que caracteristicas tinene tiene picazon etc etc????????? Read more »

ARS rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any specific locations on the body for an ARS rash to appear? Also, does anyone know what it looks like, how big is is, and how long it lasts? I appreciate your responses.


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Cuanto dura el rash?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hola!. Desde hace mas de un mes noto en la pierna en la zona de la ingle, un grupito de manchas rojas de unas 5 o asi en cada lado, es como las espinillas que duelen que salen del mismo color salvo que estas no duelen y son como manchas de la piel y... Read more »