Thanks for visiting the HSV Herpes Help Blog — a blog completely dedicated to providing facts and support for the Herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Whether you are currently with or considering an HSV+ partner, are HSV+ personally, or are simply looking to educate yourself more on this (surprise!) extremely common virus, you’re in the right place.

This blog will contain all sorts of information relating to HSV: how common it actually is, how it’s contracted, how to live with it, how to have relationships, how to minimize transmission, the latest research being done and how to effectively relieve and stop the symptoms.

Accurate information is our #1 priority here — you have our word.

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So, let’s begin…

Herpes Photos and Pictures Gallery

The first primary outbreak is often much more intense than recurrences due to it being the immune system’s first encounter with the virus.  For most people herpes is not ugly or scary as it might look like in worst case photos, and will often resemble more of a tiny cut or small cluster of blisters.

Please be warned that this gallery contains some graphic images.

Herpes Myths & The Negative Voice In Our Head

Herpes Myths & the Negative Voice in Our Head

Take Herpes for What it Is It’s common to see newly diagnosed people absolutely freak out about HSV, when in reality there’s nothing terribly wrong in the first place. Our support team wanted to make this post to bust some of the…

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Positive Herpes Stories

Positive Herpes Stories

Are we joking, is there such a thing as a story about herpes that is positive? Yes, there's in fact millions of stories where herpes has changed peoples' live for the BETTER! We invite you to share your own positive story about…

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Herpes Simplex Virus 101

Herpes Simplex Virus 101

Your ultimate guide to herpes. Don't believe the hype, HSV is not the end of the world! Learn the real facts about life, love and SEX with genital herpes.
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Herpes Support

Herpes Support

If you need help with Herpes simplex virus (HSV), recommendation #1 is seeing a medical doctor. If you’re already in the process of doing that, have already, or can’t do so just yet, we recommend joining herpes forums. The community…

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Dating With HSV

Dating with HSV

Many people who find out they’re HSV+ feel like their dating and/or sex life is over. This initial reaction is common, yet exceedingly inaccurate. It’s not a grounded belief. It’s pure emotion speaking, generated from the experience of shock—nothing more. Feelings…

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Herpes Cure Research

Herpes Cure Research

Although herpes is far from the worst thing in the world, it’s not preferable to host any kind of virus in your body. Therefore, we will do everything we can to support HSV research, and encourage you to do the…

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More Herpes Information

The Journey Beyond Herpes
Uplifting articles on how to find emotional relief after contracting herpes. Advice on how people deal with the psychological aspects of living with the condition.
Relationships & Dating with Herpes
How to let someone know you have herpes as well as the dating and online herpes social scene.
Herpes Information & Tips
A wide range of information about herpes. Symptoms, diagnosis & testing, condition confused with herpes and much more.
Treatment & Self Help
Treatment options available to promptly relieve symptoms, reduce outbreak pain and reduce future recurrences.
Positive Herpes Stories
Not all stories about herpes are negative, sometimes having herpes has changed people’s lives for the better. Read these stories for the strength and hope they can offer.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

We hope you can find the strength, inspiration and the support necessary for your journey of acceptance, recovery and freedom.

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