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Will Partner Reject Me Because Of Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Dealing with Rejection (REJECTION AND DISCLOSURE, 2010)

I recently dated my first negative partner. At the beginning, he said he was fine with it, but when we broke up, he threw my serostatus back in my face. In many ways, it sucked more than just being flatly rejected at the beginning of a relationship...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The discussion you request could be very lengthy indeed. I would suggest, as a start, you review the information in the archives related to disclosure. I'll post below a small sample of what can be found there. I would also encourage you not... Read more »

just rejected

Hello there. Firstly, this is such a wonderful site and this forum and your answers to many others with the same issue that I am dealing with at this very moment, has helped a lot. I have been in a few long term relationships . My partners have all...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
This is a painful experience, I'm sure. However, I would not view the problem as being primarily with you. Having HIV infection is a biological illness, just like like having an infection with the influenza virus. Having the flu probably would... Read more »

Solumedrol for corneal graft rejection w/ HIV?

I tested positive in 1985 but have never had any opportunistic infections. Currently my meds keep (and have kept for many years) my viral load undetectable with t-4 cells above other words I am doing extremely well. Last year I received...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There should not be a tremendous risk of problems related to HIV infection with use of solumedrol for this rejection. Even if you needed to stay on this or similar meds (like prednisone) once things calm down with your eye, chances are your viral... Read more »

Are Shingles a Sign of HAART Rejection?

As always, I want to express my many "Thank You's" to you all here on this site. Anyway, here is my problem. CD4- 85, V.L.- undetectable (before my bout which I am about to tell you - I recently had new tests, and am awaiting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Shingles (herpes zoster) is common in the general population and more common in HIV+ or other immunocompromised persons. Shingles is seen in HIV+ persons across a wide range of CD4 counts including persons with higher (ie > 350) CD4 cells... Read more »
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Dealing with Rejection

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I was diagnosed this past February. I've been adjusting pretty well though initially the shock was profound (even tho intellectually in the past, I always prepared myself for the worse when awaiting test results). Right now, the hardest issue for... Read more »

Making Love and Rejection

Posted by Canadaboi23, 2 Replies
So here is my story. Words I have never expressed before to anyone and a feeling I have struggled with for years. Since I was 19 years of age, I have had the desire to have emotionless, anonymous sex with strangers in addition to and in lieu of... Read more »


Posted by DESCO, 4 Replies
I dont fall in love very often but this time it got me. Not love but a good chemistry, something i thought it was gonna work out for mw. I met this 22 yrs old, nice looking, smart, great kisser and we had a very good chemistry. Capricorn like me !... Read more »

Disclosure and Rejection

Posted by moonstarchild, 7 Replies
My husband died 5 mths ago of AIDS. I have been positive for 2 years now. My anniversary was feb 10. I always thought that we would travel this HIV journey togther and that I would not have to go it alone. Since he passed away I just figured... Read more »