Inspirational Stories

Having Herpes Gave Me the Opportunity to Educate People: Dorine Borowski

I lost my virginity to my gym instructor at the age of 19. I still remember the day. It was raining cats and dogs and he had offered to drop me home. It all started with a kiss and ended up with him gifting me with the herpes simplex virus. Everything was fine until one […]

Herpes Dating Tips

Should you talk to others about your herpes infection?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans is affected with the Herpes Simplex Virus, with about 80 percent unaware that they’ve been infected. While STDs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are curable, researchers haven’t been able to find a way to combat HSV. While the stigma attached with […]

Herpes News

Drug That Uses the Herpes Virus to Fight against Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States approved a first-of-its-kind drug that employs the herpes virus to penetrate and completely destroy skin cancer tumors. The injectable drug from Amgen Inc. was approved by the FDA yesterday. The new drug would be used to treat patients with melanoma, which is regarded as the deadliest […]

Herpes Dating Tips

5 Reasons Why You Are Unable To Find a Match on Herpes Dating Sites

Specialist herpes dating sites emerged in the late 1990s when people found themselves being criticized for having herpes or any sexually transmitted infection for that matter. Moreover, a dating site that has been developed exclusively for herpes singles would allow them to connect with like – minded people from all over the world, regardless of […]

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Not Cost – Effective for People Aged 50 Years

According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Herpes Zoster vaccine doesn’t appear cost effective for people aged 50 years and above. Phuc Le and Michael B. Rothberg, Researchers at the Cleveland clinic had estimated the cost – effectiveness of the Herpes Zoster vaccine versus no vaccine in people aged 50 […]

Ask The Expert

How can I minimize herpes outbreaks?

Question: I am infected with both HSV – 1 and HSV – 2. The outbreaks occur very frequently, often one after another. I experience an outbreak for 3 weeks and no sex with my boyfriend, then one week of no outbreak and there comes another one. I used to take Valtrex earlier but as it […]

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Whom did I get herpes from?

Question: I believe that my boyfriend infected me with HSV – II. When I confronted him, he blamed by ex for the infection. I am very confused. Is there any test that can help me determine if it was my ex who infected me or my current partner? Please let me know of a test […]