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Why Do Only Some People Get Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1

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My thanks to you Dr. Bob! (HERPES, 2010)

Hello Dr, BobI came on here to ask you a question and doing so I had to re-write my post because I realized how remarkable you truly are Dr. Bob. As I was writing it hit me, you have been helping people on here for years! It is truly remarkable that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...possible.2. Herpes labialis and herpes genitalis are two distinct viruses. Herpes labialis (cold sores) is generally HSV-1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) and herpes genitalis is generally HSV-2. It's important to note that either virus, HSV-1 or... Read more »

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... Read more »

$200 Donation For This Simple Question (HERPES SIMPLEX, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Scott from CA. Umm... how do I start.? Ok here goes.I've a gf for about 6 months now.... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

... "Most persons who are infected with [HIV-1] are also infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which is frequently reactivated and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

... 2004; 36:6-10. Xu F, Sternberg M, Kottiri B, McQuillan G, Lee F, Nahmias A, Berman S, Markowitz L. National trends in herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in the United States: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Earlier Sexual Start May Bring Higher Herpes Risk

...People who become sexually active at a young age are at increased risk of contracting herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to the results of a new study from the United Kingdom. HSV-1 causes fever blisters on the mouth or face; HSV-2 Read more »
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hiv / herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have read that oral sex is low risk for hiv, but what about herpes? if u get herpes in the mouth, how long does it take to show up after contact and what does it look like ? Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted? I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive oral from a girl... Can she pass HSV2 from her mouth to my genitals? Read more »

Insertive Oral question a little different....

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV infection.She had no visible sores or blood in her mouth. I understand that insertive oral is low risk, but since I caught HSV I wondered if the HIV could have somehow piggybacked into my system. I have had possible ARS symptoms for about 7... Read more »