Given the prevalence of herpes, and the constant turnover of
men in my life, I was always surprised I hadn’t met a potential mate who shared
my disease. Well I am thrilled to
say that it has finally happened, and I’m sure this has, or could, happen to many
others of you.
After a steamy night of making out and resisting the
temptation to indulge all of our desires, we spent the next day lounging in the
park, basking in the sun, and enjoying our new interest. Then, out of nowhere, he pushed back
and said, “So I think I should warn you…” and the wheels in my head started spinning…Uh
oh, lemme guess…you’re afraid of commitment? You’re an ex-convict? Drug addict? Until I saw
the look in his eyes, sensed his nervousness, and I knew he was about to
disclose an STD. “I have oral
herpes, so the more you kiss me, the more chances you have of catching
it.” What a r...
How important is what you put into your mouth?
I’ve often heard female friends exclaim while eating a decadent piece of cake that it’s going straight to their hips. Well, what if that piece of food was actually contributing to your chance of having Alzheimer’s. It turns out that it might.
New York Times reporter Gina Kolata reported recently on two large studies that have discovered five new genes that increase the likelihood of the disease in the elderly. In addition, these genes “provide tantalizing clues about what might start Alzheimer’s and fuel its progress in a person’s brain,” she wrote, adding that these genes tend to be involved with both cholesterol and inflammation. “For years, there have been unproven but persistent hints that cholesterol and inflammation are part of the disease process," Kolate stated. "People with high cholesterol were more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, strokes and hea...
Symptoms Blisters or ulcers -- most often on the mouth, lips and gums, or genitals Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin (usually only at the time of the initial infection) Fever blisters Fever -- especially during the first episode Genital lesions -- there may first be a burning or tingling sensation Mouth sores Signs and tests Many times, doctors can tell whether you have an HSV infection simply by looking at the sores. However, certain tests may be ordered to be sure of the diagnosis. These tests include: Blood test for antibodies of HSV (serology) Direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test of cells taken from a lesion Viral culture of the lesion
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