Reflections

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Five Emotional Stages of HSV

based on the Five Stages of Grief [1] as defined by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. [2] This article does not intend to predict what will happen for every one of us. Much like Dr. Kübler-Ross’ work, it’s not a research study but an observation of what we’ve typically seen in our combined decades of experience as veterans in … Continue reading »

Treatments for Herpes Simplex

This page covers several basic topics regarding treatments for HSV: (a) the antiviral brands, (b) how the antivirals work, (c) the types of antiviral therapies and dosages, and (d) alternative remedies. Most of this information can be found in more detailed form on ASHA’s Herpes Treatments page. As always, please consult with your healthcare giver … Continue reading »

2014 Report on Conversations With Top HSV Researchers Terri Warren, R.N. and Lawrence Corey, M.D.

In August 2014, Cat and co-National HELP administrator Auburn G. Locks again met with two of the herpes community’s top researchers, Terri Warren of Portland’s Westover Height’s Clinic and Dr. Lawrence Corey of the Virology Research Center at the University of Washington. In addition, Terri Warren held a 90-minute Q&A session at the Portland National … Continue reading »

2013 Report on Conversations With Top HSV Researchers Terri Warren, R.N. and Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H.

In August 2013, Cat and co-National HELP administrator Auburn G. Locks met with two of the herpes community’s top researchers, Terri Warren of Portland’s Westover Height’s Clinic and Dr. Anna Wald of the Virology Research Center at the University of Washington. The goal was to clear up some confusion, and solidify some elements, in our … Continue reading »

How Do I Stop Letting Herpes Make Me Feel Doomed?

We often have negative thoughts when we first find out we have herpes. For most of us, finding out we have herpes brings up intense feelings of anger, fear and grief. This was true about me. I became afraid that no one would ever love me. I grieved about the end my life as I … Continue reading »

What Should I Do If I Think I Might Have Herpes?

Take a deep breath. Or two. Or as many as you need. Imagine that an enormous number of people all over the world are wrapping you in a great big enveloping hug. You are not alone. We’re right here, and we have large shoulders and big ears. We’re here to tell you that, even if … Continue reading »

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