Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Will A Herpes Breakout Always Reoccur In The Same Area

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...or visible 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 mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV infection -- about one in five people over the age of 12. The US Center for Disease Control...
Ask the Experts

HIV and HERPES

Dear Dr. Conway, I recently contracted herpes on my chest area from a nude lap dance. Is there any chance that HIV can be spread through the herpes virus at that same time as my exposure to herpes? My chest skin was totally intact without any...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...It is extremely unusual for herpes to be transmitted in this way, so I would want you to be absolutely sure of this diagnosis (by culture of an active lesion) before Read more »

coinfection of HIV with Herpes

Dear Dr., I recently contacted herpes on my chest from a nude lap dance at a VIP club. Only my chest was bare and I had no cuts or broken skin on my chest at that time. However, I did come down with Herpes exactly where she rubbed against me on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »

Confused about genital herpes on my thigh.

I have had a small group of lesions on my thigh that have been reoccuring for about 4 years. I was recently told that this was genital herpes. I have never had any symptoms of herpes in my genital area before. How can I have this diagnosis now...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Herpes can sometimes occur on skin surfaces that are near but not quite within the genital area, and it is possible that you don't get genital outbreaks. You can transmit the herpes to a partner if your lesions are active Read more »

Herpes?

Married with children. Just recently in past couple months have been breaking out with small blisters in the pubic hair area. They have never appeared close to the vaginal area. Approx. a good 3 in from that area. I never thought about it until...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...It sounds like this may be herpes. The only way to know for sure is to have the fluid in the little blsiters cultured-- if it is indeed herpes, the viral culture Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Hepatitis C Rates in San Francisco Bay Area; University of California Study Finds Possible Links to Herpes, Cocaine Use

...immigrant communities, tattoos and piercings and sex involving a lot of blood. If you don't know your partner's status in all areas, practice safe sex, use a condom." Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, director of STD prevention for the San Francisco... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...transmission when you use them consistently and correctly, but transmission can still occur since condoms may not cover all infected areas. You can get tested to find out if you are infected with the herpes virus. Complications Genital... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected. Genital ulcer diseases can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent... Read more »
Connect With Others

reoccuring herpes breakouts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have read somewhere that if you have herpes and you have reoccuring breakouts that can be an indication of HIV. Is there any truth to this? Read more »

Any herpes survivors out there??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...vaseline to my body including inner thighs. The next day i had major pain on my vaginal lip. It hurts when i pee, i examined the area and notice its on the tip of my skin and skin feels tuff and redness. Im wondering if ive transfered the... Read more »

Razor burn OR herpes?

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...to wait. Has anyone else had this happen? Also it was not near my vaginal opening at all, just on the inner sides of my thigh area next to the opening. UG! Thanks, SF Read more »

wondering the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...like if there is blood or something on the sore? or is it only the other way around, that if i have herpes sore that is open area to get hiv from other person. Read more »