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Would Genital Herpes Hurt On The Vagina

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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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Herpes on top of vagina

is it possible to get herpe sores on the top of your vagina where the pubic hair grows? i just shaved my vagina and when i looked at it there was a sore. i use condoms when i have sex, and i havent been active in about a month and a half. they are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is definitely possible to get herpes sores just about anywhere in the genital region. Typically they are very sore, especially with a first episode. You can read more about herpes here:... Read more »

GENITAL HERPES

after a vaginal penetration from a man he informed me that he had herpes(fine time!) 12 days later a had a severe outbreak ------------IN MY MOUTH -- as I do have a history of herpes 1. That was 12 days later. It is NOW 22 weeks later and I am still...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is normal for people to start asking many questions after having an experience like yours. The only way to really know if you have been HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. Otherwise, you are just going to scare yourself silly by... Read more »

genital herpes

Dear dr. im 27 yo n hiv positive with 461 count n undetectable. i veen having itching in the anal region n pain. My dr told me it was herpes n ge put me in antibotics valtrex. does this means im developing aids. pls help me im so afraid to die....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.No near to fear. Though uncomfortable, genital (or perianal) herpes is not an AIDS-defining illness in any way. Be well, and write back anytime.BY... Read more »

Genital Herpes

I have been under lots of stress lately. I suffered of Herpes. I apply Acyclovir every 6 hours when I have an outbreak and it usually lasts 4 days. But lately I have sufferes about 4 outbreaks in the last 3 months. One month ago it was the most...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There has been a lot of interest in Herpes in HIV infected persons for years, for reasons that may be important to you. There is some evidence that herpes outbreaks, especially when frequent, may accelerate HIV disease. Most of this work was done... Read more »
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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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I was told i had Genital Warts?? help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the Dr. because my b.f saw some bumps on my butthole area and near my vagina. They told me that it was Genital Warts. But i dont know, it doesnt look gross and it doesnt really hurt. I saw some pictures on the internet of what it looks... Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all
I know this may not be the right place to post questions about herpes but i dont know where else to go. I was just wondering if it was possible to have genital herpes without ever having any genital warts? I do have something though and i dont... Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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