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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…)
I received a question the other day on this website about what feeding options moms have when they are HIV positive. It’s an amazing question for a few reasons. The answer really depends upon where in the world the mother lives.
Because breastmilk is a bodily fluid, it can transmit the virus. There’s evidence that the longer a mom with HIV breastfeeds, the more likely her baby is to get the virus. Transmission can occur from labor and delivery and it also occur from breastfeeding.
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.
Brittany and Tom sat in my office holding hands. They looked a little worried and yet were interested in finding out more information about how to prevent Tom from passing Herpes on to Brittany. They were both in their late 20’s and been together for about 6 months and so far, so good, she had not become infected, which was reassuring, but they wanted to do everything they could to prevent a future transmission.