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Who Gets Herpes

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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

hiv and herpes

Dear Dr. BobI guess many folks are getting herpes (oral and genital) out of unprotected sex. I have also read that herpes destroyes the immune system with the same vengence as HIV does by altering the genetic code of healthy cells and thus causes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Grandpa,I don't know where you are getting your information (Fox News perhaps?), but it's way off base.Regarding herpes, nearly 7 out of very 10 Americans have oral herpes, often acquired non-sexually during childhood (i.e. "cold... Read more »

herpes and hysterectomy

Can a vaginal hysterectomy prevent getting herpes?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Unfortunately not, as the cells that the genital herpes virus likes to infect remain present in the lower genital tract, even if the cervix has been removed. If the ovaries were removed, Read more »

HIV and herpes

I had unprotected sex in 2000 with a unsafe person,then I was tested HIV negative and HSV-2(herpes)positive. Since then I have tested negative for HIV. Is it possible to be HSV-2 positive and HIV negative from the same exposure if the partner was...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...so I would actually expect to see a number of people who weer exposed to both viruses at the same time, and only acquired the herpes. Over the course of a year of regualr unprotected sexual contact of an uninfected woman with a male carrying... Read more »

HERPES and HIV...should i be scared?

today i found out i have genital herpes. i am a virgin and had oral sex with one person and became infected. is it true that having herpes can increase your risk of being infected with HIV? i am so down about having herpes....i thought i was being...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Active herpes sores coming into contact with HIV infected fluids theoretically increases your risk for HIV infection. A newly acquired herpes Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Simple (lceras Bucales y Herpes Genital)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes? El VHS y el VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite el VHS? ¿Cómo Se Trata el Herpes? ¿Se Puede Prevenir el Herpes? En Pocas Palabras Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Starpharma Gets U.S. Grant for HIV and Genital Herpes Trial

... Australia's Starpharma Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has received U.S. grant money to continue testing its HIV and genital herpes prevention drug. The funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

... New York City -- The Health Department reported today that more than a fourth of adult New Yorkers are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 is a lifelong sexually-transmitted infection that can... Read more »
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Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, is it possible that I... Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...weeks ago I had sex with a guy I met and he told me he doesnt have HIV. Well about 14 days later I noticed I got infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how I got it since we had protected... Read more »

HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. I've just been diagnosed with both HIV and Herpes, however, my mind is in whirl and I can barely remeber anything my Doctor said to me other than starting treatment with drugs Read more »

Herpes?

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
...I have been reading a little on herpes. How soon can you get a blood test to see if you are caring the virus? When does it begin to show up? UG! Thanks, SF Read more »