Newly Diagnosed?

For many people, a new diagnosis of genital herpes can be a devastating event. When a person is told they have an infection that is incurable, many things will begin penetrating their minds. Speaking from personal experience, when I heard my physician udder the words “genital herpes” followed by the […] Read more »

A Herpes Dating Story – He Did Not Tell

At the age of 39, *Lisa had made the decision to re-enter into the “dating scene” after having been celibate and dateless for nearly five years. She had made the decision following her divorce to take time to get to know the person she had become through her near nine […] Read more »

Open Letter to Healthcare Providers from Your Herpes Patient

Dear Healthcare Provider, I fully trust you and your abilities to help ease this agony. My mind is focusing on little else outside the actual physical misery. Soon I will enter your office to find myself being diagnosed with Genital Herpes. As soon as I hear those words spill across […] Read more »

How You Get Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two different types of herpes simplex. One type usually causes cold sores, while the other type usually causes genital herpes. Both types are spread by direct skin contact, including genital-to-genital contact or mouth-to-genital contact. Anyone who is sexually […] Read more »

Mother Claims 1-Year-Old Got Herpes From Daycare

The following story appeared on CBS HoustonCBS Houston. I can understand the mother’s concern, because parents should be, when their children are sick. However, without going through and testing every single person that child has had contact with – both in and out of daycare, there is NO WAY of […] Read more »

Herpes Ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurs when the varicella-zoster virus is reactivated in the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus represents up to one fourth of all cases of herpes zoster. Most patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus experience a rash distributed according to the affected area. A minority of […] Read more »

How you can feel better about yourself after the diagnosis of Herpes?

  An estimated 40 million Americans have genital Herpes and another 50 million have oral Herpes. Research data released in 1997 showed that 21.9% of Americans 12 and older are infected with HSV-2 (genital Herpes). Most of these people learn to cope successfully, but the initial diagnosis can be very […] Read more »

Herpes Singles

Have you ever been in a singles type environment and taken a good look around at the number of people you were surrounded by only to realize that 1 in every four people that are laughing and having a good time are quite possibly a member of the exclusive herpes […] Read more »