Living With Genital Herpes


 Living With Genital Herpes

If you're living with genital herpes, remember that you're not alone.  


One in five Americans has genital herpes.  


The key to living with it is learning how to recognize and manage your symptoms.  


This section has some other important information that will help you minimize the effect genital herpes has on your life. 


Living With Genital Herpes



Genital Herpes Issues and Your Family

Some facts about herpes you should know, along with steps you can take to prevent the transmission of the herpes virus to your family.   

Protect your family from genital herpes



Genital Herpes and Your Sex Life

Having genital herpes does not have to mean an end to your sex life. Here are some things you may wish to think about before getting involved in a sexual relationship.


Genital herpes and your sex life

Stress Management and Dealing with Genital Herpes Outbreaks

Simple changes in your lifestyle may help reduce the amount of stress you are feeling, which may in turn help to reduce the frequency of your outbreaks.


Learn how to manage stress



Talking to Your Partner/Family about Genital Herpes

Telling someone you know and care about that you have genital herpes can be difficult, and you may be afraid of having the discussion. Here are some suggestions to help you.


Get tips




Coping and Acceptance

There are a variety of emotions that may occur with a diagnosis of genital herpes. Here are some ways you can learn to cope with them.


Learn more


Women and Genital Herpes

Studies have shown that women are more often infected with Herpes Simplex Virus-2 compared with men. Learn how to manage genital herpes issues that are specific to women.


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HIV and Genital Herpes

People who have genital herpes may be more likely to acquire HIV than those who don't have the virus.


Find out why


Stories About Living with Genital Herpes

Find out how other people have learned to live with genital herpes.


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 Coping With Genital Herpes