Resources for Providers and Patients

RESOURCES FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

The Herpes Testing Toolkit (print edition) 
"The Herpes Testing Toolkit" is designed as a useful resource for healthcare providers in assessing the latest tools for diagnostic testing. This print version offers guidance on who to test, which test to choose, and how to interpret test results. Includes two patient information sheets with pre- and post-test counseling messages that can be reproduced. Healthcare providers can play an integral role in herpes management and prevention. The Herpes Testing Toolkit is an essential resource for providers in that role.

Genital Herpes: Common Questions about Diagnosis and Transmission
This free CME course offers a question-and-answer format directed to the prevention and reduction of transmission of HSV through counseling patients on natural history and viral shedding. It is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of the practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant.

Current Diagnosis & Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Jeffrey D. Klausner, Edward W. Hook III
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007
Get problem-oriented and disease-specific guidance in treating STDs in one quick-access source This authoritative, quick-access guide delivers a top-to-bottom overview of STDs commonly encountered in clinical practice. Includes information on prevention interventions, including counseling, in recognition of the need to change high-risk sexual behaviors, and practical diagnostic algorithms that summarize key protocols and facilitate patient management. Appendices include diagnostic protocols, treatment tables, and websites for further information.

RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS

Herpes Resource Center
ASHA's Herpes Resource Center provides educational materials, a hotline, and in-person support groups for people with herpes and other STDs.

Patient Education Brochures from ASHA
Herpes simplex virus infection is a very common infection--but not necessarily well understood. Myths and misconceptions about herpes abound. Fortunately, ASHA offers a number of brochures and publications to clarify the basic facts about herpes for both patients and providers.

Managing Herpes: Living & Loving with HSV
Published by ASHA, Managing Herpes provides a balanced perspective on medical and emotional issues, including: recurrences; treatment options; transmission; pregnancy; telling a partner; impact on sexuality; longterm relationships; vaccine research; and more. Includes a glossary, resource list, bibliography, and further reading list.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website offers fact sheets, treatment guidelines, statistics, and other genital herpes information.

MedHelp STDs Expert Forum
A forum for questions and support regarding STD issues, including genital herpes. Questions are answered by STD experts H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D. or Edward W Hook, MD.