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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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Why You're Not Too Old to Get an STI

Sexually transmitted infections are climbing among older adults. We've got a refresher on how to have a safe (and healthy!) sex life.

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Your Surprise Herpes Diagnosis: 10 Things You Need to Know

It's not the news you wanted to hear, but it's reality—and thankfully, you're not alone. Get answers to your top questions straight from an expert.

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I Have an STD. Should I Tell My Partner?

Telling your partner you have an STD can be nerve-wracking. But here’s why it’s important.

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10 Myths About Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is quite common, but a great deal of stigma still exists surrounding the virus. Know the facts from the falsehoods.

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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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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.

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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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Sexual Health: How to Be Your Own Advocate

Visiting your doctor for a sexual health issue can be daunting. These tips can help you feel more confident and get the care you need.

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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?