Question of The Week: How Do We Know?

On July 23, 2014, in Blog, FAQ, by Admin

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 […]

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Where did Herpes Come From?

On June 13, 2014, in Blog, Education, FAQ, by Admin

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… […]

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HSV & Immunity: Can I Get a 2nd Type of HSV?

On August 23, 2013, in Blog, Education, FAQ, by Admin

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

On August 31, 2012, in Blog, FAQ, by Admin

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 […]

 

Outbreak blisters on shoulders, brow and other parts of the body

On August 10, 2012, in FAQ, by Admin

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 […]

 

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