Diagnosing and Managing Genital Herpes: A Two-part Conversation with Terri Warren, RN, ANP

Diagnosing and Managing Genital Herpes A two-part conversation with Terri Warren, RN, ANP In this two-part episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, Terri Warren, RN, ANP—nurse, author, and owner of Westover Heights Clinic in Portland, Oregon that specializes in the genital herpes infection—explains the tests that can provide an accurate genital herpes diagnosis and how they […]

Herpes Support Groups

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Support groups provide information and allow participants to share experiences, fears, and feelings with others who are concerned about herpes.

Herpes and Relationships

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The best way for couples to deal with herpes is to talk about it openly and make decisions together. So what’s the best way to start the conversation?

Emotional Issues with Herpes

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Herpes may raise strong emotional issues, especially in the first few weeks or months after a diagnosis. Some people initially feel embarrassment, shame, anger, or depression. The good news is that these emotions tend to fade away over time. Some studies have shown that even six months can make a difference in adjusting to herpes.

Herpes—Fast facts

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Herpes:Fast Facts Herpes is a common and usually mild infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause cold sores on the mouth or face (called oral herpes) as well as symptoms around the genitals, butt and thighs (called genital herpes). There are two types of HSV: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) […]