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Will I Ever Be Able To Find A Relationship With Someone If I Have Herpes

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Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to have with their doctor. Many people develop a more assertive attitude about their health and well-being when they find out they have HIV. Because HIV disease and treatment is complicated, making decisions about when, how and whether to start anti-HIV therapy isn't always easy. One great...
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Am I dangerous? Him: hiv +; me: herpes.. Afraid for him.

I'm in the beginnings of a new relationship with an hiv + man. I have herpes from my ex-husband and fear two things. One, telling him -- we haven't had sex yet -- and two, being a danger to him. I am afraid of risking his health and...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I am not a medical doctor nor an expert in STDs. Please post your question about risk of transmission and methods of protection to another forum. However, as a psychologist with expertise in couple-related issues I strongly suggest that you find a... Read more »


I fingered and licked the breast of a sex worker while on business trip to China. She also gave me a handjob. I tested negative at the 48th day. Is this conclusive? Do I have to worry about other STDs like herpes or genital warts etc.? Thanx very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fingering (assuming there were no cuts or open wounds), breast licking and getting a handjob are not considered significant risk for HIV acquisition. Consequently testing would not be recommended.Regarding HIV-antibody testing in general,... Read more »

AIDS at 42 yo, not able to get help

Hello,I am re-submitting my question as my life has just changed again. Hello , I am a 42 yo male with AIDS. Recently my physician left because of a new bill passed to help stop the abuse of pain medications so they have made it really difficult for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Rain and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear of all your difficulties. Seems like the first thing to do is to connect with a good case manager, perhaps at your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Given that the current clinic... Read more »

Am I whoo able after being victim of sake spitter

Dr Bob. First I would like to thank you for all you do for society. You may not remember my situation, but a girl had taken a drink of saki and directly from her mouth put it into my mouth. I had every symptom you could imagine and finally got the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Oh yes, I remember you. (See below.) Turning to your specific questions:1.No.2.No.3.Yes.Now, referring back to my answer to your initial inquiry, exactly which part of "HIV is not your problem. No way. No how." didn't you... Read more »
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Will i be able to find LOVE again!!

Posted by NorthLander, 3 Replies
Am from Singapore new to this website from my counselor, after a huge 'Bomb' from Doc that am positive, my heart sunk! And it was just days after my B'day !!!!

I can't talk anyone nor to console me, & in reality here, it very social stigma from... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd know if there is a relation? Read more »

Serodiscordant Relationship Issue/Question

Posted by kicker, 3 Replies
I am the positive partner in a Serodiscordant relationship. We have friends who are both positive and in a relationship, but none that are +/-. I am also newly diagnosed. I found out in Oct 2010. Im on medication and so far so good....well at least... Read more »

mixed status relationship

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've been in my relationship with my partner now for 6 years. He knew from day one that I was positive and he didn't seem to be scared away by it. We began our relationship by having safe sex. I want go into details, but anal sex was cut out... Read more »