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Does Herpes Itch?

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments by

If you are experiencing a constant itch in your genital area, you may be wondering if herpes could be to blame.  In the vast majority of cases, a temporary itch in the private areas of the body is not caused by herpes, but rather another type of infection including fungus. If, however, the itchiness being […]

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What Is Herpes?

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments by

Most people know that genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. But, did you also know that there are several versions of herpes and not all of them are considered true STD’s? There are three main kinds of the herpes virus: Herpes simplex virus type one which is abbreviated as HSV-1.  It is the most […]

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Living With Herpes

Feb 18, 2012 No Comments by

Living with herpes means managing your stress, anxiety, fatigue, all while strengthening your immune system so you can manage the virus. Knowledge is key. The more you know about herpes, the more you can lesson its effects on your life. You want to know how you might control herpes outbreaks or flare ups, keep the […]

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Testing For Herpes

Dec 08, 2011 No Comments

If you think you might have herpes simplex then you should see your doctor and get tested. Anytime you have blisters or open sores it is the best time to be tested. This way the doctor can swab the sore for fluid, and can use this for an analysis. But even if there are no […]

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Herpes Simplex Types: 1 and 2

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

There are several strains of herpes viruses, with two forms of the herpes simplex virus. Herpes Simplex types 1 and 2 can both cause cold sore type symptoms around the mouth and genitals. The type 1 virus is commonly called oral herpes, and type 2 is typically referred to as genital herpes. These types of […]

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