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Offline hyder123

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inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:24:49 am »
I have genital herpes and my sores have healed after antiviral treatment.. If I have sex in future with a person with condoms and I don't have active sores but I don't know the hiv status of the person can i contract hiv even if I don't have open sores and I use a condom ???? I've read a research which says herpes makes it easier for hiv to enter ur  body easily

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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 07:42:55 am »
Short answer: No.

Look this is often misunderstood having an STI does not make a "No risk" for into a "risk" for HIV. All it does is increase the odds in theory if you engage in a already known transmission risk for HIV to start with such as unprotected intercourse.

STI "increasing" the odds of HIV transmission theory is if you have a preexisting STI causing lets say inflammation or open sores it might when you do take an already known risk, lets say unprotected intercourse increase the likelihood of HIV being transmitted to you.

HIV does not transmit outside the human body though contact and using a condoms unless they break will protect you during sex, HIV does not transmit through an intact condoms.

Sexually HIV is transmitted inside the confides of the human body as in never leaving the body as HIV is too fragile to transmit once exposed.

Herpes is very different than HIV and can be spread even when its not visible through a process called viral shredding, and is spread outside the human body through skin on skin contact. Thankfully HIV is very different in that aspect.

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Offline hyder123

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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 06:52:02 pm »
r u a medical professional ?

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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 10:34:52 pm »
Hi

We are just volunteers, people living with HIV who give their time free to provide information, some education and risk assessment as a service. 

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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 10:38:27 pm »
Sorry l am not supposed to write here.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 10:50:15 pm by DANIELtakashi »
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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 11:07:38 pm »
Daniel,

The "Am I infected" area is off limits, however you are okay to post in "How Can I Prevent HIV?" (I do keep the newbies out, but as handsome and youthful as I am sure you are, your no newbie to the forum  ;))

Jim

OP:
I've noticed you posted a similar question on another popular site and have received a similar reply.

Look HIV is simple not transmitted in the way you fear, our answers are not going to change on this and if you are this fearful perhaps talking to someone face to face to help you past your fears would benefit you.

Jim
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 11:37:14 pm by JimDublin »
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Offline DANIELtakashi

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Re: inactive herpes and hiv risk ?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 04:31:44 am »
Jim,

Thank you very much.

I wanted to say that you moderators are knowlwgeable about this disease and are always willing to help us with great information.  In many cases you are better than doctors because you know how the patients feel and know how hard it is to suffer from Ols.  Doctors don't know that.

Thank you for giving me a chance to share my thoughts.
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Wishing to visit American Samoa someday.

 


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