Let's Talk About Herpes Part 4: My Favorite Herpes Resources

These are my favorite herpes resources. They include my most recommended sites for facts and information, good books, positive encouraging websites, and some great articles. I hope you find these supportive on your journey.

FACTS/INFORMATION

The Updated Herpes Handbook by herpes expert and nurse practitioner, Terri Warren. View for free: westoverheights.com

Ms. Warren also has a forum on her website that can be viewed for free and medical questions about herpes can be posted for a small fee.

I have looked to Ms. Warren for many years for her opinions and medical expertise with herpes. She is one of the most respected and well-known in this area of medicine.

American Sexual Health Association: Herpes Resource Center
ashasexualhealth.org

BOOKS

The Good News About the Bad News by Terri Warren, RN, NP
Dr. Ruth’s Guide to Talking About Herpes by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

POSITIVE, ENCOURAGING WEBSITES

The STD Project
Ella Dawson

WORTHWHILE ARTICLES ON THE WEB

Herpes Was the Best Thing to Happen to My Stand-Up Career by Ariel Elias

What It's Like to Have Genital Herpes When You're Pregnant by Britni De La Cretaz

What to Expect When You're Expecting--With Herpes by Britni De La Cretaz

Why I Celebrate The Day I Was Diagnosed With Herpes by Ella Dawson

You Probably Have Herpes and That's Okay (video clip from Adam Ruins Everything)

TEDx Talk by Ella Dawson: STIs Aren't A Consequence, They're Inevitable.

A PRODUCT I'M CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT

VagiKoolLike a cold pack for the vulva (I'll post more feedback soon)

RESEARCH

Recently the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine blood testing for genital herpes in adolescents and adults who don't have symptoms. Whether or not you agree with the position (you are not alone if you disagree--and I plan to write an opinion on the position soon), if you like reading research, this document provides an excellent summary of important areas of research on herpes and will help you understand why they've taken the position they have. Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes: An Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Further commentary on the above recommendation: A Recommendation Against Serological Screening for Genital Herpes Infection--What Now?

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ABOUT MELISSA

I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York City with a psychotherapy office in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Find out more about me here.

DISCLAIMER

Please remember that we are continuously learning new things about herpes. I will try to keep this list updated but remember that research may come out today that changes what we currently know about herpes. Information on this website is not intended to substitute professional medical or psychotherapeutic advice.