Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have carried a bad reputation for many years. Despite efforts to prevent the spread of such infections many people simply live silently with their condition due to the stigma associated with STIs. One STI in particular has been given the backseat by the government, who has been focusing only on Chlamydia and HIV over the past few years, this STI is herpes.
The AHMF have a new online survey: Quote: How do you feel about treatments for herpes? Do you use them? Over-the-counter or prescription medications? For preventing outbreaks or for treating them once they’ve started? How much benefit do you get from treatments? The AHMF wants to learn the opinions of people who’ve been diagnosed with herpes [...]
The Australian Herpes Management Forum (AHMF) is an independent non profit organisation established to improve the awareness, understanding, diagnosis, management and control of herpes virus infections within Australia. They are currently running an awareness campaign with the key message: ‘Reveal or Conceal’. It’s all about ‘open communication’. You can be on the lookout for some [...]
The following is a recent media release from the AHMF Women twice as likely to contract genital herpes as men First Australia-wide study reveals women are at higher risk of contracting Type 2 herpes infections. Australian women are twice as likely as men to contract Type 2 herpes simplex virus (HSV-2), according to a recent [...]
National Herpes Day this year is October 13th. Raising awareness of genital herpes is fundamental to the campaign, largely because last year’s questions highlighted that there are large gaps in the basic understanding of the nature of genital herpes. This year’s Online Doctor is Andrew Gowers, a GP based in inner Sydney. Andrew has a [...]