Genital herpes is quite common, but a great deal of stigma still exists surrounding the virus. Know the facts from the falsehoods.
Genital herpes outbreaks can be painful. Here are some ways to prevent them or reduce their severity.
A reader writes to ask about some new symptoms he is experiencing.
After your herpes outbreaks have seemed to decrease in frequency, why might they start becoming more frequent again?
Stinging and burning during urination is, unfortunately, a common symptom of genital herpes.
A reader writes: “I don’t have insurance right now. How else can I deal with outbreaks?”
Is it possible to transmit the herpes virus simply by sharing a drink with the person who has it?
A reader writes: “If I kiss someone who has genital herpes, is that virus also in their saliva?”
Is it possible to infect someone with the herpes virus without symptoms?
A reader asks HealthCentral whether herpes can be transmitted through kissing.