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Do you have herpes? Find out now with this online test

There are several ways of finding out if you had contacted herpes. 1.Visit a doctor and ask him to test you by means of a blood draw or a swab from the blisters. The most reliable way. They will diagnose you by a visual inspection if the outbreak is typical, and by taking a sample from the [...]

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New research regarding herpes

When will we see a cure for herpes? Bryan Cullen, the director at the Center for Virology at Duke University is hopeful that a cure for herpes could come within 10 years. Here are some of the most recent news, as of october 2012 There are at least 2 companies that are starting trials for [...]

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The quest in searching a cure for herpes

There needs to be made a distinction between the herpes outbreak and the herpes virus itself. The outbreak of blisters you get around your mouth or genitalia is a symptom of the virus, the outbreak lasts 1-3 weeks and than it goes away the virus never goes away, it may not cause another outbreak again [...]

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Psychological problems with herpes and how to overcome them

When diagnosed with this condition, while a number of people have little problem in making the required amends in their lifestyles, some others aren’t as lucky, and this is particularly true when it comes to the emotional discomfort that can come with this condition. Specific problem thinking patterns can lead to even more distress and [...]

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Your first herpes outbreak – how to survive it

The first genital herpes outbreak is usually the most painful, and the initial episode may last longer than later outbreaks. Symptoms may last for two to four weeks. Some people develop other signs of genital herpes infection, particularly with the first episode including: •    fever, •    muscle aches, •    headaches (may be severe), •    vaginal [...]

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Everything there is to know about herpes located on the penis

If you do not know what is herpes virus in general, its symptoms and statistics you can read more here. We are talking now about sings specific to men. Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of five women 14 to 49 years of age) than in men (about one out [...]

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Herpes vs other STD’s pictures

In this article you will be able to see pictures for oral and genital herpes compared to other STDs, that cause ulcers and are usually miss-diagnosed (at least at home) with herpes. The other STDs and diseases that cause ulcers or are easily miss-diagnosed with herpes are: genital warts, chicken pox, aphthous ulcers, Lymphogranuloma venereum, [...]

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Celebrities have genital and oral herpes too

Since 1 in 4 adults suffer from genital herpes, this is only a short list of celebrities having this disease. Some of the names below admitted openly about having this STD, some are only rumors. Some have been accused by ex-spouses and partners of giving them genital herpes others have had sexual relations with people [...]

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About genital herpes

What is genital herpes? Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) most commonly caused by the herpes simplex viruse type 2 (HSV-2) and less often caused by herpes simplex virus  type 1 (HSV-1). How common is genital herpes? Genital herpes is the most prevalent viral sexually transmitted disease. There are more cases of genital [...]

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