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Herpes Type 1 and 2

  The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can be broken down into two different types. HSV-1 is typically oral herpes where HSV-2 is almost always in the genital region. Without going into all the mind numbing medical details, we figured that we would break it down and explain what the difference is. Both types share some […] Read More

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Giving the talk telling people you have herpes

  How to tell someone you have herpes or HPV?  So, you start dating someone and you look for a way to tell them about your herpes or HPV.  In our community, this is simply known as  "The Talk."  Is it awkward and stressful?  Of course it is!  We are not going to try to […] Read More

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There is no cure for herpes

Is there a cure for herpes?

  Is there a cure for herpes? No. There is not a cure for herpes…plain and simple. Many of you, reading this, will think to yourself, “Of course there is no cure!  Everybody knows that!”  Unfortunately, this is not the case. Once diagnosed with HSV, people tend to jump on their computer to find out […] Read More

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Get herpes from a towel?

  Can you get herpes from a towel?  According to the Mayo Clinic, it is all but impossible. "Because the virus dies quickly outside of the body, it's nearly impossible to get the infection through contact with toilets, towels or other objects used by an infected person. "  Besides, soap kills the herpes virus instantly. […] Read More

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