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Who Can Contract Herpes

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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions being at greater risk for acquiring HIV from an exposure. This would not apply to your situation.2.... Read more »

Contracted MRSA and Herpes from being rimmed

To Dr. Bob,On May 31st, 2007 I went to a Massage Parlour where I received oral sex with saran wrap... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's Risk of Contracting HPV, Herpes, Study Says

... Male circumcision can reduce a man's risk of contracting the sexually transmitted infections human papillomavirus and herpes, according to a study published this week in the New England Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Condoms Reduce Women's Risk of Contracting Herpes

...A new study confirmed that condoms significantly reduce women's risk of contracting genital herpes, but they may not be as effective in protecting men. One theory is that condoms do not shield men from the entire Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

...rupture of membranes and preterm delivery also put infants born to HIV-positive women with genital herpes at an increased risk of contracting HIV (Chen et al., Obstetrics and Gynecology , December 2005). However, Chen said more studies need to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...are infected. In addition, genital HSV can lead to potentially fatal infections in babies. It is important that women avoid contracting herpes during pregnancy because a newly acquired infection during late pregnancy poses a greater risk of... Read more »
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Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...go to the doctor's office if it would bring me to peace. Well anyways six months now I still worry that she gave me genital herpes. I have not had a breakout and everything is working alright but Im still a little uneasy. Can you all help please? Read more »

condom broke - got herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey, My case seems somewhat different from others at least to me. I 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 Read more »

oh god i fucked up

Posted by ilovefishin, 4 Replies
Please help me My exposure is i licked a girl in her anus and vagina .2 weeks later i had a fever and rash in my anus and penis area. i am married and i had sex with the wife and she got the same thing i am really scared and now... Read more »

Herpes or HIV, I'm stressing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...my penis may have peeked out and made contact with her skin exposed from the fishnets. What exposure of any std is there? Herpes?, HIV? Thanks for your answers. I'm stressing! Read more »