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Managing Herpes: Living & Loving with HSV
Charles Ebel and Anna Wald, MD, MPH

Managing Herpes is an essential resource for anyone dealing with genital herpes. This well researched and recently updated edition provides a balanced, reassuring perspective on the medical and emotional issues surrounding genital herpes. The nineteen chapter volume covers treatment options, transmission, pregnancy, telling your partner, impact on sexuality, longterm relationships, vaccine research, and much more. The latest edition of Managing Herpes is available from ASHA for only $21.95.

When a person is newly diagnosed, they can become overwhelmed with misleading information. Managing Herpes provides a clear overview of the herpes virus, the risks, the treatment options and preventative measures. If you are looking for a resource that explains herpes, this is it!"
--Edward W. Hook, III, MD


Understanding Herpes: Written primarily for the newly diagnosed patient, Understanding Herpes covers all the basics on herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. This 16-page booklet explains in clear and simple language how herpes is transmitted, symptoms of herpes, treatment options, and how to deal with the social and psychological issues that may surround a herpes diagnosis. Understanding Herpes is also an important resource for health care providers who want more information about the complex issues surrounding HSV.

If you are looking for a concise and informative introduction to herpes, Understanding Herpes is for you. It is currently available for the sale price of $2.95 at ASHA's online store.


Coming SoonHPV IN PERSPECTIVE: An essential guide for the newly-diagnosed patient, or anyone looking for more detailed, comprehensive information than found in a basic brochure, HPV in Perspective covers all aspects of human papillomavirus infection. This booklet addresses such topics as:

. . . and more. HPV in Perspective helps the patient understand HPV, clarify emotions and questions surrounding diagnosis, and communicate more easily with health providers, friends and partners.


Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Third Edition, by H. Hunter Handsfield,MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, is a clinical guide of up-to-date information on diagnosis, tests and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases. The third edition offers an outline presentation that features color photographs of each STD, from the authors extensive personal collection, accompanied by a concise overview of epidemilogy, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management, and prevention.

While written primarily for the clinician, Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Third Edition also can serve as a visual aid in counseling patients and will be useful to many health educators, clinic managers, and health administrators. Additionally, this book also is designed in part for persons with STDs or at risk, many of whom will find it useful in understanding their own infections, assessing their risk, or judging the importance of symptoms that may require clinical assessment.


Herpes Info Pack: The Herpes Info Pack is a collection of ASHA materials on all aspects of herpes. The Info Pack includes a collection of some of ASHA’s most popular brochures, as well as the 16-page booklet Understanding Herpes (see a full description of this booklet above).

Three brochures are included in the Herpes Info Pack are: Herpes, Questions and Answers, covering basic FAQs about herpes infection,Herpes, What's True and What's False, addressing common myths and misconceptions about herpes, and How to Talk to Your Partner about Herpes, offering straightforward advice on communicating with your partner about genital herpes.

The Herpes Info Pack is available for only $6.00 (shipping and handling included) from ASHA's online store.

Online newsletters

The Helper: Published since 1979, The Helper is ASHA's award-winning herpes newsletter. The Helper provides the latest information on treatment options, vaccine development, HSV research, vaccine development, and other news in the field of sexually transmitted infections. The Helper also offers features that address the social and emotional aspects of herpes, from relationships and dating to local support groups and online resources. 

The Helper is now offered for free online, and readers can subscribe for RSS updates.

HPV NEWS: Get the latest information on HPV with HPV News is a free online publication covering all aspects of HPV. HPV News provides information on genital warts, cervical cancer prevention, the latest scientific discoveries and the newest treatment information. It also addresses the emotional aspects of being diagnosed with HPV, offering support and advice through regular columns such as “Ask the Experts” and “Personal Perspectives.”