Genital Herpes

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Genital Herpes

What’s the Difference Between The Herpes Viruses?

by Emily Depasse Patient Expert
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How to Prevent Herpes Outbreaks

by Eileen Bailey Health Writer
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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

by Emily Depasse Patient Expert

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10 Ways to Manage Herpes Symptoms

While there is no cure for herpes, and no guaranteed method of preventing the recurrence of herpes outbreaks, the following treatments can help relieve pain and discomfort. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands frequently and t...

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Yes, Masturbation After Herpes Is Totally OK (Here's Why)

A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.

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What is the White film that Covers the Outside of my Vagina?

Question Asked by zoe I Have A White Film Of Somthing That Covers All The Outside Of The Vagina, it always comes back after washing,all in the creases and surrunding area, i feel it cant be discharg as it do not come out of me, and is not around the ...

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I Have Genital Herpes. Can I Have Unprotected sex?

Question Asked by T.Marie Can I Have Unprotected Sex Even Though I Have Genital Herpes? My partner has came to the reality and acceptance of my diagnose of Genital Herpes. I do praise him for staying with me when i broke this news to him. He complain...

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Will a Test for HSV-2 Come Back Positive if I've had Shingles?

Question Asked by concerned If I’ve Had Shingles, Will A Blood Test For Hsv 2 Come Back Positive? I’ve had pimples on my buttocks (only) off and on but most of my adult life. They do not cause any discomfort, just embarrassment. My boyfriend and I ha...

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Highs and Lows: My Best and Worst Genital Herpes Moments

"What I once viewed as a near-death sentence to my love life and identity transformed into a sense of purpose that still guides me today."

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Afraid to Tell Your Partner About Your STI? Here’s Why It’s Important to Do It Anyway

Talking to your significant other or sex partner about sexually transmitted infections can be downright scary, but disclosing your status is crucial, according to herpes activists — here’s why.

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Genital Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but it can be managed. Here’s what you need to know.