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Telephone Hotlines

If you just got herpes, you need information. So you can either call someone, or buy a book, or go to a local HELP (support) group.

If you would like to order a collection of the diagnosis and treatment papers written by our Medical Director, Dr. H., you may email him HERE. The price of the collected papers is $20 plus $5 shipping.

Your doctor probably gave you some information about herpes. We have discovered that many doctors are not that well informed about herpes and sometimes doctors might not be as sympathetic or understanding as they should be. (Look here to see what we’re doing about this!)

If you are like most people, you are a little upset about now.  So you need to talk to some people who really understand what you are going through. Right off the bat, you may want to call someone who can just go through everything with you.  Here’s what we recommend for that:

  1. Contact Dr. Ray at this website by clicking Here!
  2. The Herpes Resource Center Hotline:  (919) 361-8488. The National Herpes Hotline is operated by ASHA as part of the Herpes Resource Center. The hotline, which currently answers more than 30,000 calls a year, provides free counseling on herpes and offers referrals. The hotline is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. ASHA coordinates over 90 local support groups, called HELP groups, in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia.
  3. The CDC STD Hotline: (800) 227-8922      . The CDC National STD Hotline provides toll-free information on sexually transmitted diseases to the general public. Information Specialists are trained to convey accurate, basic information and referrals to free or low cost clinics nationwide. Free educational literature about a wide variety of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention methods is also available.

In addition to offering clinic referrals and written materials, Information Specialists answer questions about transmission, prevention, treatment and follow-up concerning STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV/genital warts, herpes and others. The CDC National STD Hotline answers over 200,000 calls from across the United States each year.

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