STDs: What Every College Student Needs to Know

10 Ways to Prevent Herpes Outbreaks

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 ...
Penelope James

Herpes and Telling Your Family

As we all know, talking about having herpes is often harder than actually living with the virus. One of the most common questions that come up on this site is how to effectively tell one’s partners that he/she has herpes. However, we rarely discuss t...
Penelope James

Phobic about Herpes?

There’s a balance between being educated about a disease, and living in fear of a disease. Have a good perspective.
Jerry Kennard

Acyclovir, Famciclovir & Valacyclovir

Antiviral medications have proven clinical effectiveness against genital herpes. In this sharepost I provide a snapshot of the three most commonly prescribed medications; Acyclovir (Zovirax), Famciclovir (Famvir) and Valacyclovir (Valtrex). Acyclovir ...
Jerry Kennard

Shaving, Waxing and STDs

I’ve recently discovered a huge obsession with pubic hair in today’s world, or at least in the metropolitan city in which I live.
Penelope James

Giving Herpes a Hand

Typically, herpes are passed though genitals or mouths, but can it also be passed from hand to hand?
Penelope James

Overcoming the Fear of Disclosure

Should I say I have herpes or should I keep quiet? Without exception, every health professional or health educator will say you have a responsibility and a duty to disclose your condition. It sounds easy in principle, but how do you go about telling ...
Jerry Kennard