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Herpes Is the Top Reason The Bachelor Denies Potential Contestants

A news item that swept social media this year was about two things: reality TV show The Bachelor and herpes. It started when an excerpt...
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Herpes Suppressive Therapy: 6 Points to Know About Daily Valtrex

Unfortunately, there isn't a cure for herpes. However, a method used by doctors called suppressive therapy can reduce symptoms. Essentially, it's the daily use...
How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes

How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes

You don't want a diagnosis to change your love life. A huge part of coming to terms with herpes is its impact on your...
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Genital Herpes Nerve Pain (Left Leg Pain)

One of the more unusual symptoms linked to genital herpes is nerve pain down the leg, usually left leg pain. Herpes nerve pain is under-recognized...
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When to Get Tested for STDs – How Soon and How Often

One of the most confusing aspects of being sexually active is knowing when to get tested for STDs. There are general screening guidelines for...
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Lysine-Arginine Ratios: Lysine-Rich Foods with Less Arginine Chart + Infographic

What’s the best-known diet change to reduce symptoms of HSV viruses? Whether you’re dealing with cold sores, shingles, or genital herpes outbreaks, that change...
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Can I Go to the Emergency Room for an STD?

The knowledge of potentially having an STD can cause most people to panic. That's completely normal. However, it's important to have a firm understanding of...
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When Is Herpes Not Contagious? And When Does it Spread Most?

So you or your partner have herpes, and you want to have a healthy love and sex life. These days, it's very possible as...
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Best Foods + Worst Foods to Avoid Herpes Outbreaks

Herpes is the popular name for symptoms brought about by herpes simplex viruses. Cold sores caused by oral herpes are common and well-known. And...
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Living with Herpes: You Have It, What Now?

So you found out you have the herpes virus, and are probably feeling uncertain about the future. If you're asking yourself how to live...