I Was Ashamed of My Herpes—Until I Figured Out How to Treat It

I know exactly where I got herpes. I slept with this really cute guy from out of state with whom I thought I was building a relationship. I caught herpes from him when I was visiting him. We only slept together twice. ...

Good News for Cold Sore Sufferers

  Some people call them cold sores, some call...

Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong

Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. ...

3 Reasons Not to Get a Herpes Blood Test

If you think you have genital herpes because you have a sore on or near your genitals, a doctor or nurse can test the sore itself and diagnose you. But how do you test for herpes if you have no symptoms and are simply worried you've been exposed to the virus? There is a...

A Kiss May Have Caused a Baby's Tragic Death. Now, Her Parents Are Warning Others

  The headlines earlier this week about an 18-day-old baby in Iowa...

Why Herpes Isn't as Bad as You Think (and a Lot More Common)

Singer and songwriter Usher allegedly paid $1.1 million in 2012 to settle a lawsuit alleging that he “consciously and purposefully” withheld a diagnosis of genital herpes from a woman he was having unprotected sex with, People reported yesterday. The woman reportedly developed symptoms of the disease and said she feels her "health and body have...

Can You Get Herpes From Lipstick? This Woman Sued Sephora Claiming She Did

A woman says she left Sephora in October 2015 with something she definitely didn’t go to the makeup giant to pick up: herpes. The California customer is now suing the retailer, claiming she contracted the "incurable lifelong affliction" after sampling a “common use” lipstick tube on display, TMZ reports. ...

You Can’t be on The Bachelor if You Have This STD—But That’s a Ridiculous Rule

To be one of the 25 or so women who compete to score a ring on The Bachelor each season, applicants go through a lot of scrutiny: Their backgrounds are investigated and photos sized up, and finalists are given a long personality test. ...

Herpes Simplex 1 vs. Herpes Simplex 2—and Why the Difference Matters

Infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common infections in the world—and one of the most confusing. That’s partly because there are two types of HSV: herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2, or HSV-1 and HSV-2—each of which can affect your genitals or the area around and...


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