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Who Does Genital Herpes Affect

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected
Ask the Experts

Genital Herpes

Dr Frascino,How are you? I hope you are doing well.Quick question, can one get genital herpes from just skin to skin contact?I recieved a handjob from a masseuse but who knows how many handjobs she gives in a day and for some reason she didnt wash...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? Yes, absolutely.As for whether your rub-a-dub-dub-and-tug gal washes her hands between clients, 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
...likely due to two reasons. First was yourdiscontinuing prophylactic (suppression) therapy. Second, any type ofphysical or emotional stress on the body can re-activate the Herpes virus. Many types of illnesses can produce a significant stress on... Read more »

Coinfection?

Hi, could genital herpes cause hiv not to show antibodies. I've tested several times with negative results for hiv almost a year and a half after exposure(unprotected sex) person's status unk. No further exposure. Is the test conclusive even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Having genital herpes should not affect the development of antibodies against HIV infection, nor will herpes infection affect the accuracy of the antibody Read more »

Herpes and HIV

I have test positive for Herpes Type I & II through a blood test ten days after an encounter with a sex worker. I was aware of my oral herpes from the past but not genital.This encounter was with a condom. The condom did not slip out and it seemed...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Testing positive for antibodies to Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), the virus that is commonly associated with genital herpes lesions, is limited information. First of all, the result does not tell you that the sex worker infected you with HSV-2.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Ill-Informed on Sexual Health

... A new poll commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline on behalf of its The Facts campaign about genital herpes finds many young Australians do not practice safe sex or seek testing for STDs. According to responses from 1,000 Australians Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Male Circumcision Reduces Risk of Genital Herpes and HPV Infection, but Not Syphilis

...reduce their risk of acquiring two common sexually transmitted infections?herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of genital herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer and genital warts, according to a report in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Department: One-Fourth of New York City Residents Have Herpes Virus

...study released Monday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, about 26 percent of adults in the city have genital herpes. Nationwide, the virus infects 19 percent of adults. Among New Yorkers, the most affected populations... 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 Read more »

Genital Herpes???

Posted by sadface, 1 Reply
...great friends along the journey. As you all well know I have OCD when it comes to STD's. So here we go...I am curious about genital herpes. I have read and read but I want to actually talk with someone who has them. I am in fear and need someone... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...the redness was present. I took an IgG blood test on tuesday and I'm awaiting the results. Does anyone think this could be genital herpes? I just want to feel comforted really. Hopefully my test results on monday will come back negative. Read more »

Ooops I meant PCR test instead of CRP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the accuracy of PCR test 10-15 days post exposure? Read more »