Category Archives: Herpes

Eyebrow Waxing Can Spread Herpes

Eyebrow waxing is a very popular procedure, and many women consider it to be critical to their beauty needs. This seemingly necessary beauty treatment can also have negative consequences. The poor sanitary practices in many spas, such as re-dipping the wax stick, can spread different diseases, such as eye herpes. There is a direct link […]

Can I transmit Herpes even if I show no symptoms?

I dated someone who had cold sores which is a form of HSV-1. I was sick a few years ago and my internal medicine doctor did an extensive blood work on me. They found that I do have herpes in my blood, but it is dormant. I have never had cold sores in my life. […]

Information About Genital Herpes Symptoms and Prevention

This article has the point of dispelling some common myths about genital herpes, and also of  spreading the news about prevention. Herpes is a very common virus: the CDC estimates that as many as 45 million people ages 12 and older are infected with genital herpes.  This is about one in five adolescents and adults.  […]

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Transmission

I just received the results from my STD testing and it showed positive for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. I haven’t had a cold sore in years. I am in a relationship with a woman and we have both been tested just to make sure. Is it possible to infect my partner by kissing or […]

Herpes Bites, But Sores Aren’t Cause for Shame

If Christopher Scipio has one wish for the year ahead, it’s to strip away the stigma that accompanies herpes. Then again, just as important to the herbalist and homeopath is raising awareness about natural remedies to treat the disease. He knows his stuff on both counts: Scipio has had herpes himself for 13 years. “People […]

Students dismiss the importance of sexual health

When it comes to personal health, many people will see a doctor or physician at any sign of trouble. Unfortunately it is often the opposite when it comes to sexual health. Many people see discussing their sexual health as being taboo, when in fact it should be the exact opposite. Talking about it is very […]

Condoms Lower the Risk of Herpes

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine based on data from a trial of an experimental HSV-2 vaccine that ultimately failed found that consistent use of condoms can lower both women’s and men’s risk of contracting the virus that causes genital herpes. The study of more than 1,800 adults considered at high risk […]

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk – Unprotected skin may still transmit virus, but disease odds fall by 30 percent, study finds

People who use condoms regularly can reduce their risk of getting genital herpes by 30 percent, a new study finds. The herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) causes genital herpes, which is a chronic, lifelong viral infection. Although studies have found that regular condom use reduces the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) […]

Dating With Genital Herpes

When a person is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, it is important to learn the necessary treatment plans, methods used to prevent transmission as well as general information about how the disease or virus affects the body. This information will help the infected person understand how the disease or virus changes how and if […]

A few words about Herpes and HIV

Oral or genital herpes can be a nuisance to live with, but you may not be aware that it can also put your life at risk.  People with genital herpes need to be doubly careful about contracting HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, because of their body’s increased risk of exposure. If you […]