In the final month of the year, I always find it helpful to not just think about the goals or resolutions I have for the following year, but to write them down. This way I have them documented in case I forget, and can look back on them next year to check my progress. I have already taken some notes on goals for my professional and personal lives, but have waited to use this website as a forum for the goals in my sex/romantic life.
One area of my romantic life that I’d like to improve is my sexual health. Although I’m on suppressive therapy, I still have herpes outbreaks from time to time. I’m very certain that reducing or (better yet) eliminating these outbreaks will raise my quality of life considerably. So for this post I’m going to start exploring and sharing my sex life resolutions with you by making a list of 10 ways we can prevent herpes outbreaks.
1. 1. REDUCE STRESS – Th...
Hi everyone. We spend a lot of time talking about skin cancers in sun exposed areas. Today I want to talk about a specific kind of skin cancer that is caused by a virus and not sun exposure. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma is the most common) and often arises in sun exposed areas. However, it also occurs on the genitals, and this kind of SCC is related to the human papilloma virus, commonly known as HPV. HPV is a very common virus that leads to genital warts, cervical cancer, and skin cancer. It is most often associated with warts, which are not dangerous in themselves, but which are a symptom for this very easily transmitted virus. Certain strains of HPV are associated with cervical cancer, which is why you may have heard a lot about the new HPV vaccine Gardasil that dramatically reduces the evidence of the cervical cancer. But while the link to cervical cancer is widely known, HPV's link to genital squam...
There is good news ahead for herpes patients, who usually suffer
through a week of treatment before their pain and symptoms are
The FDA has recently approved Famvir as a one-day treatment
option for patients with genital herpes, the first of its kind.
Used properly, under the new FDA dosing regimen guidelines, Famvir
can be used to prevent herpes outbreaks or curtail them as they
This is a huge step in treatment for a virus that affects 45
million people in the U.S. and whose symptoms often go
The key to herpes treatment is managing the virus in the first
signs of an outbreak, when the virus is most active. Studies showed
that patients who were treated with Famvir at these critical
moments greatly shortened the period of time needed for recovery
from herpes symptoms.
A 1,500-milligram once-a-day dosage has been approved for cold
sores, to be taken for one day at the onset of an outbreak.
A 1,000-milligram twice-a-day for one day dosage has been
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