Aa
A
A
A
Close
HIV Prevention Community
53.4k Members
Avatar universal

Genital Herpes and HIV infection

Thanks in advance...

Scenario:

Me: Infected with genital herpes (HSV2)
Female: Infected with HIV

If we have protected (condom) intercourse:

From what I understand, people infected with genital herpes (HSV2) are more likely to acquire HIV than those who do not have genital herpes.  True/False?

If you are exposed to HIV during sexual contact and have genital sores, HIV can find easy entry into your body; because during an outbreak of genital herpes, CD4 cells (which fight against the herpes infection) are found at the base of the herpes lesion.  These cells are the main cells attacked by HIV.  True/False?

If you are asymptomatic and HSV2 infected, YOU WILL still be infected with HIV even while using protection/condoms if she is HIV positive.  True/False?

Because you have HSV2, condoms offer virtually NO (zero)protection?  True/False?
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Not when having protected anal and vaginal sex you are at no risk of contracting HIV.
Have an Answer?
Top HIV Answerers
366749 tn?1544695265
Karachi, Pakistan
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
These tips can help HIV-positive women live a long, healthy life.
Despite the drop in new infections, black women are still at a high risk for HIV, the virus that causes Aids.
What are your HIV treatment options, and how do you choose the right one? Our panel of experts weighs in.
Learn the truth behind 14 common misconceptions about HIV.
Can HIV be transmitted through this sexual activity? Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia answers this commonly-asked question.
A breakthrough study discovers how to reduce risk of HIV transmission by 95 percent.