Will I Always Have Discharge With Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...area or some redness without pain, itching, or tingling. Other symptoms that may accompany the first (and less often future) outbreak of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area. Often, though, people dont recognize their first or subsequent outbreaks. People who have mild or no symptoms at all may not think they are infected with herpes. They...
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Please clarify this for me and other readers

Hi Doctor, thank you very much for the excellent work you are doing for millions of people across the globe. You are a blessing to humanity.To my questions: I had protected sex with my wife who is hiv positive. I had tested several times for over 10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is also not a risk. HIV cannot permeate intact skin, the only potential exception being intact skin at the site of a previous herpetic outbreak (see below). That your wife's HIV plasma viral load was suppressed to very low levels (96) on... Read more »

Oral Equals Discharge

Hey Doc... First, I really enjoy reading your responses. I'm sure others do to. Alright, Here's my situation: The only unprotected sex I have is oral. Over the past several months it seems I can't even have oral performed on me without getting a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I cannot diagnose the cause of your "slight itch and scant discharge" over the Internet. However, from what you've written, this does not appear to be an infectious process. Your cultures have all Read more »

Herpes or AIDS

Dear Doc, I have recently contracted something but I am concerned about going to the doctor around where I am. I would like your opinion about what you think I have. Here are my symptoms: It stings when I urinate, discharge of some clear sticky...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...around you. I feel for you, but you nevertheless need to find a caring health care provider. Given the pain with urination, discharge from the penis, and so on, it certainly makes me worried about a sexually transmitted disease. Are there walk-in... Read more »

ORAL SEX STDS

HelloI am curious as to which sexual diseases can be transmitted through insertive oral sex. I understand that HIV is low risk but what diseases could be spread by someones saliva and what would be their symptoms?.Thank-you PAT
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...andmenstrual blood which could contain some STD's (such as HIV and Hepatitis B). While giving oral sex, you may be exposed to discharges which could causeinfections such as Gonorrhea. You could also be exposed to lesions which canlead to other... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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 neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact... Read more »