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How to Tell Your Partner You Have Herpes

Take it from someone who’s been there: Disclosing your STI status can be scary, but doing it has tons of advantages.

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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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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

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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Herpes Treatments: What Works, What Doesn't?

Alternative remedies for herpes management may sound tempting, but does the science really back them up?

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Masturbation After Herpes Diagnosis: How to Get Back to Self-Love

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

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4 Steps to a Hopeful Future With Herpes

Is the stigma of herpes making it hard to focus on your goals for the future? These four steps can help you stay positive.

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Have You Just Been Diagnosed with Herpes? Read This

From someone who has been there, this is what it’s like to find out you have genital herpes.

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STD vs. STI: Is There a Difference?

The terms “sexually transmitted disease” and “sexually transmitted infection” are often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing?

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How I Found the Positives in a Positive Herpes Diagnosis

A positive genital herpes diagnosis can be the beginning of a new adventure if we shift our perspective.