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What are you looking for?


1. I think I might have herpes.

You’re probably worried, and want to know what the chances are you contracted it. You might want to check what the symptoms are. While we can’t tell you if you have any health condition, you can check out the following posts:

2. I want to manage herpes outbreaks.

You probably want tips to stop or relieve an outbreak you’re having right now. Or you want to know if you can prevent them more in the future. Maybe you came across a remedy online, and want to know more about it and if it’s valid.

3. I want to know about dating and sex with herpes.

Maybe you just found out, and need to tell someone. You don’t want your love life to be limited by a diagnosis. Maybe you’re back in the dating game and want it to go smoothly. Or maybe you have questions before you get intimate.


4. I’m just here to learn more about HSV and STDs.

Sexual health isn’t talked about openly enough. Let’s work on that.



Helpful Tools for navigating herpes and sexual health

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The Good News About the Bad News

A Book About Herpes

Terri Warren RN NP is an internationally recognized expert on herpes. She owns Westover Heights Clinic in Portland and specializes in sexually transmitted infections. Her book is helpful to those living with herpes as well as for partners who want to understand the diagnosis.

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Supplements and Natural Health

Our Favorite Natural Remedies

Being proactive helps with outbreaks. To learn about natural remedies, read our guide to herpes supplements as well as to topical outbreak remedies. Or continue to the site to buy Red Marine Algae — and be sure to read the reviews left by HSV-2 positive customers:

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