Herpes Resource Center

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Welcome to the Herpes Resource Center

The Herpes Resource Center (HRC) focuses on increasing education, public awareness, and support to anyone concerned about herpes. Since its formation in 1979, the HRC has helped over five million people. 

The HRC is here for you! The HRC offers:


Managing Herpes

Managing Herpes: Living & Loving with HSV by Charles Ebel and Anna Wald, MD, MPH, is an essential resource for anyone dealing with genital herpes. This well researched and 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 at our secure webstore. Managing Herpes is also available in print from Amazon and in ebook formats for Kindle (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes and Noble).

Here's what readers have to say about Managing Herpes

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

More reviews from Amazon

"This is a must read for anyone looking for answers to the most frequently asked questions about HSV. The text is very informative, easy to read and understand."

"This is good reference book for healthcare providers who dx and treat people with Herpes 2 (HSV2). I diagnose at least 2-3 new cases of HSV2 a week. My patients feel devastated by this initial diagnosis. My main resource is the CDC STD Tx Guidelines 2010 that provides the gold standard for medical/clinical treatment recommendations. I was looking for a resource that presented living with HSV on a more personal/emotional level. This book present the clinical and the emotional sides living with HSV2. I highly recommend this book to all health care providers and their patients.

Click here to download a preview of Managing Herpes, including the table of contents and complete first chapter.

Herpes FAQ

Herpes FAQs: Many, if not most, patients newly diagnosed with genital herpes need immediate education and counseling on the infection. They also need to referrals and resources for additional information and support. This can be time-consuming for healthcare provider, though, and patients can be left with too many unanswered questions.

To address the needs of both healthcare providers and patients, ASHA recently developed a one-page frequently-asked-questions sheet with information on some of the most common questions newly-diagnosed patients have and tested it with patients and providers. Testing showed that the FAQ was useful in simplifying topics, providing prompts for providers and resources for patients.

You can download your own copy of the FAQ to read for yourself and share with your healthcare provider as well.