It can be difficult for people to talk about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This makes sense because these infections are often acquired during someone’s most intimate moments. Nobody wants to talk about unfortunate complications that might have developed during sexual activity. Because of this, there is a tremendous stigma that has developed surrounding STIs. Many […]
Contracting an incurable STD can be a burden, and it may seem like it’s the end of your sex life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Despite the stigma, herpes simplex virus (also known as HSV-1 and HSV-2) is more common than you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]
According to a recent report about suicides in America, the suicide rates that include both sexes and all racial and ethnic groups have increased. This disturbing report, issued by federal health officials from the CDC, shows that since 1999, the suicide rates within America have increased by 30 percent. This increase has also touched the […]
Being diagnosed with genital herpes or any other type of herpes is a lot to take in and understand. You may wonder how your life will change now that you have this STD because there is no cure. However, there is more than one herpes treatment that has proven to be effective with controlling this […]
Herpes is one of the most common, most misunderstood, and most stigmatized STD’s. Whether acquired in childhood, as a teenager, or as an adult, learning that you have the virus is an eye opening experience. It is an experience that will come with many questions and change the way you view yourself, your sexuality, and […]
Most people are only aware of one type of herpes, and that’s genital herpes. You’ll be surprised to know that there are many other types of herpes such as oral herpes and shingles, or herpes zoster.
Your first sign may have been pain or itching “down there”. Or maybe you first notice small red bumps or tiny white blisters on your genitals. Whether it happens days after infection or two weeks later, realizing you have genital herpes is never easy. But what is it really like to have Herpes Simplex Virus […]
It wasn’t long ago that if you had herpes simplex virus (HSV), you were looked at as “dirty” or several other words we can’t mention on our site. The Internet made dating with herpes a bit easier by offering dating sites for people who have herpes, but even then, it still appeared people with herpes […]