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Don't wonder what information pertaining to herpes is true and what's a myth. We have the facts.

Reviewed by Trilochan Hiremath, M.D. , | Diagnostic Radiology, | Diagnostic Radiology

The Basics
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment
Living with Herpes

The Basics

The Facts About Herpes

Herpes is common and easily transmitted. Learn a few of the basics to stay safe and healthy.

In rare cases, this common STI can do a lot of harm.

Attitudes about sex have evolved significantly—so, too, should the attitude toward herpes.

Herpes is one of the most common STDs in the world. Here are facts about living with the virus.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Overview of Herpes Simplex: Symptoms and Diagnosis

A common infection with a wide variety of symptoms and severity, HSV can be easy to miss.

To avoid transmitting an infection, you first have to know you have it.

Here’s how to manage oral herpes breakouts and prevent them from reoccurring.

Surprise: Your regular STI screening doesn't include one. Here's why it's best to be proactive.

Treatment

Treatment Options for Oral and Genital Herpes

Herpes infections last a lifetime. Thankfully, there are effective treatment options.

These similar viruses have some very important differences.

A mindful nutrition plan can help reduce the severity of symptoms

Herpes can't be cured, but you can treat cold sores caused by the virus.

Living with Herpes

Living With Herpes

Despite social stigma, life with herpes can be both happy and healthy.

Asking about a new partner's testing habits is an awkward but necessary part of dating.

Communication and caution are some of the smartest routes to a happy dating life.

A herpes diagnosis doesn't have to mean the end of sex for either of you.

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