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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

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.

Herpes can lead to negative beliefs about your sex life, but shame isn’t the only option.

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

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

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.

It’s embarrassing…but common. Despite changes, herpes doesn’t have to destroy your sex life.

If you're exposed to the herpes simplex virus, act quickly to stop the spread.

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.

Basic information and daily clues can help you understand and avoid herpes outbreaks.

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

A mindful nutrition plan can help reduce the severity of symptoms

Living with Herpes

Living With Herpes

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

Health pros advocate for disclosure from individuals who have HSV. Some sufferers disagree.

It’s not as impossible as it seems.

Having herpes can affect your pregnancy and your newborn, but the situation is manageable.

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