Synopses & Reviews
If you have genital herpes, you're not alone. Millions of people lead healthy, sexually active lives with herpes. Although herpes symptoms can be managed with medication and treatment, the stigma associated with the infection can negatively impact self-esteem and become a problem in itself. This complete guide to living with genital herpes, written by internationally recognized herpes expert Terri Warren, addresses every practical issue people with herpes face.
The author offers information on:
- Understanding herpes symptoms and triggers
- Knowing your treatment options
- Reducing the risk of transmission to future sex partners
- Breaking the news to potential partners
Included in The Good News About the Bad News: Herpes are responses to common questions and concerns based on the author's experiences counseling thousands of people with genital herpes in her sexual health clinic.
Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. have genital herpes, yet there remains adearth of useful, updated information for those diagnosed. Warren offers thisuplifting, complete guide to living and loving with genital herpes.
In The Good News About the Bad News: Herpes, an internationally recognized expert on genital herpes offers honest, friendly, and up-to-date advice and support to the millions of people living with one of the most common viral STDs, herpes.
About the Author
Terri Warren, RN, NP, has owned and operated Westover Heights Clinic in Portland, OR, a private clinic specializing in sexually transmitted diseases, for more than twenty-five years. She speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of genital herpes and has authored papers published in several medical journals. An accomplished researcher, Warren has been the investigator or subinvestigator in more than eighty clinical trials, most of which involved genital herpes infections. She is also the herpes expert on WebMD.com, where she answers readers' questions about genital herpes infections. Warren is author of The Updated Herpes Handbook and coauthor of Tender Talk.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Top Ten Questions About Genital Herpes: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Chapter 2. The Herpes Family of Viruses: Getting to Know the Whole Clan
Chapter 3. Transmission: What You Wish You Had Known Sooner
Chapter 4. Diagnosis: Certainty Is the Starting Point
Chapter 5. Special Concerns for Women: Protecting Yourself and Your Baby
Chapter 6. Treatment and Vaccines: The Really Good News
Chapter 7. Telling Someone You Have Herpes
Chapter 8. Psychological Response to Genital Herpes: Getting Your Head on Straight
Chapter 9. HIV and HSV 2: Things Could Be More Complicated
Chapter 10. Other STIs: There Are More!
Chapter 11. Herpes Resources: Finding What You Need