Question of The Week: “I have an incredibly stupid question … If HSV is not included on the STD panel, then how do we know that 70-80% of the population has it??? If folks aren’t tested then how do we know?” Not a stupid question at all. There are no stupid questions. A lot of […]
A lot of websites claim herpes is a few thousand years old. That’s not when herpes came about; that’s when writing things down came about, so that’s the first time it actually got documented. We’ve had Herpes Simplex much, much longer than that – more than a million and a half years longer for HSV-2… […]
Many people ask about their immunity to a second type of HSV, after acquiring a first. Immunity to a 2nd HSV type can actually vary from zero to nearly 100%, depending upon your immune system. The document below explains how that works. To view a .pdf version, click here.
Herpes Stigma: the Origin 1960’s It wasn’t until the 1960’s that Herpes Simplex Virus was differentiated into Type 1 and Type 2, for medical/scientific taxonomy purposes. Until then, it was all just referred to as Herpes Simplex Virus. Unfortunately this would later develop into the myth of “good herpes” and “bad herpes”. [Note: Oral & Genital […]
Question: Hey, I’m taking 500 mg Valtrex, and breaking out on my shoulder and brow. This is super dumb. I thought if I was taking it, I wouldn’t break out! Does a break out on suppressive therapy mean I’m shedding H everywhere? Answer: What you’ve described possibly could be shingles – another form of Herpes(“Herpes […]