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Top 10 Herpes Questions

This page gives straight-forward answers to many of the top several questions asked by the clients using www.herpes.org. These questions will be kept as current as new information surfaces and clients’ needs change. External sites mentioned will open in a new window.

WE NEVER EVER POST LETTERS SENT TO US BY OUR CLIENTS. THE LETTERS THAT FOLLOW ARE SUMMARY QUESTIONS OF SOME OF THE MANY THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO US OVER THE YEARS.
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Herpes Questions answered by the Dr

Dr. H. has answered many questions since we started this feature on Herpes.Org back in 1998.  Please know that he diligently responds to each question personally, and now we have accumulated much of this information for your benefit.

Please note that nothing written on this page or anywhere else on Herpes.Org should be construed as either medical advice OR establishing a physician-patient relationship.  If you have any medical issues, we ask that you visit a health practitioner licensed to practice medicine in your own locality.

These questions are not in any particular order, but rather reflect the broad range of the sorts of questions that we answer.
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Ask the Doctor:Top Questions

Dr. H. has responded to many questions on this subject, and we post summaries of some of them here along with the answers he gave. If you are faced with this situation, and with giving “the talk” (i.e. having to tell a potential partner that you have herpes) then you may also want to review the other suggestions given in the Top Ten Questions area (it’s question #2).
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Relationships and Herpes

This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions designed to help you explore and understand a few of the thorny issues that can come up in relationships as a result of one or both partners having herpes. The questions and answers below were chosen to give the reader an idea of how to understand the possibilities in each situation, how to find the answers you need, and how to proceed once you get your bearings. If you still aren’t sure about your own situation, you may Ask the Doctor for a more personalised answer.
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