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Women With Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...with normal immune systems can get herpes infection of the eye, called ocular herpes. Ocular herpes is usually caused by HSV-1 but sometimes by HSV-2. It can occasionally result in serious eye disease, including blindness. A woman with herpes who is pregnant can pass the infection to her baby. A baby born with herpes might die or have serious brain, skin, or eye problems. Pregnant women who have herpes, or whose sex partner has herpes should...
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woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex with a man I've known for 8 years last night. We had sex with a condom for a few minutes and then stopped. A little while later, he slid inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...likely to lead to infection, a confirmation of previous studies of per contact risk. Being infected with HSV-2 (the type of herpes that generally causes genital sores) did seem to increase the risk for infection in this particular study. See The... Read more »

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
...about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed.Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support the great work you are doing. I have been somewhat satisfied with being sexually active with women using a condom correctly every time based on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is indeed accurate, yes, there would be a theoretical risk that infectious bodily fluids could transmit the virus to areas of herpetic lesions, even if the lesions are healed or not presently open and active.Dr. BobU.S. National Institute of... 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. Before we engage in any kind of unprotected sex, we both had HIV and STDs test about 3 weeks after being together and all came back NEGATIVE. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about one out of four women and about one out of five men. Genital HSV can cause potentially fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed.Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

... Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Vaccine for Women Being Tested

...About 7,500 women are being recruited at sites across the country to participate in the Herpevac Trial for Women. "It is an important area because Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Condoms Reduce Women's Risk of Contracting Herpes

...A new study confirmed that condoms significantly reduce women's risk of contracting genital herpes, but they may not be as effective in protecting men. One theory is that condoms do not shield Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV Among Women in Tanzania

...acquisition. The subjects of the study were female workers, ages 16-35, at recreational facilities in northwestern Tanzania. The women underwent interviews and serologic testing for HIV and HSV-2. The researchers enrolled women who were... Read more »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the opposit with condom use so how does that effect hiv? Read more »

Bad Start to the New Year

Posted by vern, 1 Reply
...red bumps on the head of my penis which had become eroded. I sometimes get this and think it is a manifestation of recurrant herpes. Does this increase the chances of getting HIV or is it just not possible to get HIV from getting blowjobs no... Read more »

A disease of sexual immorality

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...on sexual immorality. My own sexual immorality as a young man which I really enjoyed at the time resulted in abortions and herpes that I regret 30 years later. I am not saying for anyone to beat themselves up. Its important at this time to... Read more »

Acne or Herpes strain?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I believe I contracted something from a risky exposure several months ago and now I'm worried I might have passed it on to my girlfriend. I've tested negative for HIV after 6 months. So Im not worried about that. However, I noticed my girlfriend is... Read more »