Child molestation victim lives with herpes

It’s certainly tragic that a five year old victim of child sexual abuse contracted herpes, but in Indiana, it is not—in and of itself—a crime. The victim’s grandmother feels it should be. “It’s appalling, it’s the most disturbing thing I’ve ever lived through in my life,” said Shelley, who prefers […] Read more »

What is Herpes

Herpes is an infection caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), which resides in the nerve ganglia after initial exposure to the herpes virus. Because the herpes virus remains dormant in the ganglia, the body is never able to completely eliminate the herpes virus. Herpes remains one of the most […] Read more »

What is Genital Herpes

According to a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The American Social Health Association, there will be more than 15 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease every year. That boils down to 41,095 newly infected every single day. One of the most common is herpes simplex virus […] Read more »

“The Talk”

There’s something important I would like to talk to you about.  It’s not terrible, just something that is important enough to me that I want to discuss it with you because I trust you. In a previous relationship with someone I cared for very much, I discovered the relationship wasn’t […] Read more »

Recurring of Herpes

Some people will have no recurrences. The great majority of people will have three or fewer recurrences per year. Some people will have more frequent recurrences. Recurrences are often minor (single, small blisters) but must be recognized because the blisters are contagious. Most people with long term recurrences will notice […] Read more »

Pictures of Herpes

One of the most common mistakes that anyone with herpes can do is to begin a search of self-diagnosis based on herpes pictures they find on the Internet.  Some of the most gruesome herpes pictures are on display on the sites you will explore when seeking out descriptive herpes pictures.  […] Read more »

Oral Herpes

There’s a lot of confusion about herpes out there. One reason is that there are two types of herpes, caused by two very similar viruses. One type is herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the other type is herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). Both types of virus are very […] Read more »