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Why Am I Getting Herpes Outbreaks Every Few Weeks

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...not have sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal) from the time of your first genital symptoms until your symptoms are completely gone. Symptoms Symptoms of herpes are called outbreaks. The first outbreak appears within 2 weeks after you become infected and can last for several weeks. These symptoms might include tingling or sores (lesions) near the area where the virus has entered your body, such as on your genital or rectal area, on...
Ask the Experts

Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(sores) in either location!I'll reprint some information below from the archives.Could herpes hide out for 11 years without an outbreak? Yep! It's possible.You're welcome!Dr. BobHerpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes) May 25, 2010What Is... Read more »

Oral Cancer and Herpes

I recently finished an experimental vaccine study with modified dendritic cells. I had to stop all my anti-virals for 6 months. My T-cell count was 720 when I started the study, my viral load was undetectable, and my percentage was 32%. At the end...
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
...You don't indicate how the diagnosis of a "herpetic outbreak" was made. Was this just by clinical exam or was a smear or culture performed from one of the lesions? If the diagnosis was confirmed Read more »

herpes, lymph nodes, hiv??

Hi, I was told I have herpes 1 about 6 months ago but it cleared up straight away and I had very few symptoms. I had unprotected sex 2 months ago and had another outbreak days after. This time medication made no difference and it took about 5 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have oral herpes, which, by the way, is often acquired non-sexually during childhood (i.e. cold sores). That you had a severe outbreak "days after" your unsafe-sex experience does not change your HIV risk probabilities. A three-month HIV test... Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for years?I ask because I have been hiv+ for the last 7 8 years. I have been off of meds for the last 2 years because I could not tolerate the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Herpes simplex can remain latent for many, many years in some patients so that is a possibility though many other conditions can cause Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infection. This could require treatment with antibiotics and might cause scars. In most cases, the rash goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Automated Network Could Predict Disease Outbreaks That Originate in Animals

...Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers' efforts to create an automated network to monitor animals in an effort to predict disease outbreaks because two out of every three human diseases "originated in animals." Tony Beugelsdijk, group leader... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it... Read more »
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Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...would be positive) but still had test (came back +) i still had my doubts about the herpes though. Years passed and this past week before my period. I noticed the same thing a pinch size soar well, left it alone, no treatments. went away. Over... Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anybody knows how accurate it is testing for Syphilis at 1 week after exposure.. I tested negative 7 days post exposure, I didn't get the typical 'chancre', but I'm still a little concerned.. Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot... In December I had vaginal Read more »

A Note for the Worried - Get Tested

Posted by 78madnad
...my skin was a sign that I was HIV positive. The depression became so deep that I started seeing a therapist. After a couple weeks of anti-depressants I headed off to the clinic today. 20 short minutes later I got my results back. Negative. I... Read more »