The Rise of the Herpes Stigma

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. Nowadays,

Telehealth and Herpes

The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is one of the most widespread sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Unlike its counterparts, HSV can’t be cured. However, it can be managed, especially when treatments for outbreaks begin right away.

Living with Genital Herpes

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

Triggers for Herpes Outbreak

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. The main types of herpes simplex are HSV 1 that causes sores

Different Herpes Viruses and How They Affect Children

How much do you know about herpes? How much do you know about this disease affecting your children? Here's a detailed look at 6 different types of herpes and how they may or may not affect your children.

The Importance of Treating Herpes Immediately

If you have herpes or have many symptoms of the herpes virus, you need to treat it immediately in order to control the virus. Did you know there are a variety of herpes medications that can drastically reduce the frequency of outbreaks, as well as, how long the outbreak lasts? Taking medication for herpes can lessen the chances of you giving this virus to your partner.

How Telehealth is Shaping the Future of Medicine

One of the ironies faced by doctorswho treat genital herpes is the fact that although prescription drugs can shrink the healing time from two to three weeks down to as little as five to six days, patients suffering from the disease often lengthen their time of suffering by putting off an office visit...

Learning to Live (& Love!) Life with Herpes

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...

Protecting Your Partner During an Outbreak

If you have herpes and are afraid to tell your partner, you are not alone. About one out of every eight Americans between 14 and 49 has HSV2 genital herpes. Most of them don't even know they have the disease due to mild conditions. Further, more than half of Americans have HSV1, which causes cold...

The Do's and Don't of Telling Your Partner You Have Herpes [coldsores]

Telling your partner that you have herpes can create a lot of anxiety and stress, but it doesn’t have to. The herpes virus is exceedingly common, but it’s also preventable. We’ve compiled a list of tips for you to use when telling your partner about your diagnosis, including safe sex steps to keep in mind...

The Latest in HSV1 and HSV2 Research

With each day that passes, researchers and scientists are learning more about HSV1 and HSV2. This research is leading to many new and exciting methods of herpes treatment. One day, it may lead to a long elusive vaccine and cure for genital herpes and cold sores. Practically every week, headlines announce the research that is being conducted around the world...