It’s a balmy Sunday afternoon and I am sitting at a sidewalk café having a Latte with a guy who I met for the first time just twenty minutes ago discussing the blisters he gets on his penis. Herpes, you just gotta love it for breaking down the barriers and getting straight into the intimate [...]
If you were to visit the Mayne Football Club these days you would find it hard to believe that in the late 70′s this was a thriving venue. The club is now a shell of nearly forgotten memories and the ghosts of Sunday nights possibly still haunt the residents of Grafton Street and surrounds. This [...]
A clinical guideline released as part of the new herpes Medical Resource Kit for doctors, created and distributed by the Australian Herpes Management Forum (AHMF), indicates that 70% of people infected with genital herpes – HSV-2 – acquire it from a partner who has no apparent symptoms and is even unaware he or she has it.
Here’s some tips which can help to reduce the risk of passing on Herpes and to help those suffering outbreaks to learn to manage their condition more effectively.
I’ve had herpes for around five years now – the first year was hell with 1-2 outbreaks per month. I was taking an antiviral which basically seemed to have no effect. After I moved interstate I saw a different doctor who said there were other antivirals I could try, so I started taking a different [...]
If symptoms are minimal or non existent treatment may not even be necessary. However, if symptoms or transmission risks are a concern a variety of options are available. It is important to discuss your options with your health care provider who can assist you to monitor the effectiveness of the chosen treatment and make adjustments [...]