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I was just drinking my coffee this morning and got a frantic call from a friend. He just met someone who is fabulous and he’s very attracted to her, there’s just one complication. She told him she has herpes and he’s petrified. Now what? He doesn’t want to risk getting the infection.
Help! My new boyfriend or girlfriend has Herpes
This is a scenario that gets repeated thousands of times every day. So if you’re in this situation, you’re not alone and here’s what you need to know. (more…)
Herpes testing explained
I’ve received lots of questions about this, so I’ll give you the 411 on herpes exposures, transmissions and how to find out if it’s a new infection or it a person has already had the virus in their system.
There’s a lot of confusion about Herpes testing and which ones to have that are most accurate.
I care for a lot of women who are trying to become pregnant and who are corssing their fingers, pacing in the bathroom and hoping that they’ll see a plus sign on the drugstore urine pregnancy test. They pee’d on the stick and now every second seems like hours as the test develops.
At first, they can’t believe it, so they reach into the box and grab another test. Is it real? Is this really happening, they wonder. I’ve had patients take 15 tests because they just couldn’t believe their eyes. They needed lots of confirmation.
Waiting, praying, bargaining and hoping to be pregnant. It’s a rite of passage for many women. The same process happens in reverse for women who aren’t ready to be pregnant. It’s an emotional and hormonal roller coaster to be sure. (more…)