Category: Living With HSV

Living Your Life with Herpes

Living Your Life with Herpes

Living your life with herpes may probably sound awful the first time you discovered that you contracted the sexually transmitted disease. You may get into an in-denial phase and it will probably be difficult for you to believe and accept the fact that you tested positive for herpes. However, having herpes is not the end […]

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Herpes & Dating: How To Get Back Into Dating

Herpes & Dating: How To Get Back Into Dating

So, you find out that you have herpes. One of the biggest worries about people who are infected with herpes is the thought that they will never be able to date again. This is wrong. Dating can still be very well a normal part of your life. However, starting today, you must be very cautious […]

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The Social Stigma of Having Herpes

The Social Stigma of Having Herpes

It is undeniable that any person having herpes would suffer from a certain kind of social stigma. Some may question this preposition; however, the fact is that we live in a society where many are not comfortable being in a relationship when it is affected by sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes. Because herpes is […]

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Does Herpes Ever Go Away?

Does Herpes Ever Go Away?

One of the most common questions regarding herpes is: Does it ever go away? The fact here is that herpes can actually go away; but of course, medical assistance is required, before traces of this disease can eventually disappear from the patient’s system. Let me be clear, there is no cure for herpes, so in […]

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What Triggers a Herpes Outbreak?

What Triggers a Herpes Outbreak?

For an entire lifetime, the herpes virus remains dormant in the human body. When it gets stimulated, it goes back to the genital skin and outbreaks. Not every individual obtains herpes over and over again. There are some individuals who may never manifest a break-out again while some individuals manifest about four to five herpes […]

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Herpes and Depression

Herpes and Depression

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may cause painful sores on or around the genital area or mouth, which may be accompanied by fever and flu-like symptoms. In many cases, the disease is often dormant and the person experiences no symptoms at all. However, genital herpes is highly contagious even in the dormant […]

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After Diagnosis, What to Expect from a Life with Herpes?

After Diagnosis, What to Expect from a Life with Herpes?

What to expect from a life with herpes will depend on how you cope with the disease. For some, being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes psychologically is like a death sentence; others however may simply shrug it off for herpes, despite the stigma associated to it is not deadly like HIV-AIDS. […]

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Social Stigma of Genital Herpes vs. Cold Sores

Social Stigma of Genital Herpes vs. Cold Sores

Does it seem you have a target on your head because you have genital herpes? A lot of people don’t realize that genital herpes and cold sores are actually closely related. In fact, HSV1 and HSV2 share over half of the exact same DNA. Both are forms of the herpes virus, but one is more […]

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Herpes and Depression

Herpes and Depression

One of the initial feeling that you may have if you’ve tested positive for HSV is that you’re alone. Unlike other medical conditions where you can get support from family and friends, often times people don’t want to discuss with anyone that they have herpes, and it can lead to a feeling of isolation and […]

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