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Resources and Information on Genital Herpes
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

July 2011

Herpes is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can affect the mouth or genitals and is easily spread with or without symptoms. About one in six adolescents and adults in the United States have genital herpes. Around 80% of people with genital herpes do not know they have it. There is no cure for herpes but there is medication that can shorten and prevent outbreaks.

For information and resources on herpes, see the following sources.
Information and links on herpes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC Herpes Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on herpes from the CDC.
The Wisconsin HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center's page on genital herpes.
The American Social Health Association's Herpes Resource Center. The Herpes Resource Center (HRC) focuses on increasing education, public awareness, and support to anyone concerned about herpes. It provides resources on general information about herpes, emotional issues, testing, support groups and more.
CDC brochure on genital herpes.

Mayo Clinic
Information on genital herpes from the Mayo Clinic.
Information for woman on genital herpes, including information on pregnancy and breast-feeding.

National Herpes Hotline
(919) 361-8488

The following books on herpes can be checked out from your local library or from the Wisconsin HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center.

Warren, Terri. The Good News About the Bad News; Herpes: Everything You Need to Know
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Ebel, Charles, and Anna Wald. Managing Herpes
Research Triangle Park, NC: American Social Health Association, 2002.

Westheimer, Dr. Ruth K. and Pierre A. Lehu. Dr. Ruth's Guide to Talking About Herpes
New York, NY: Grove Press, 2004.

Stanberry, Lawrence. Understanding Herpes
Jackson, MI: University Press of Mississippi, 2006.

To find STD-related services near you, visit the Find Services Near You section of the website or call the Wisconsin HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center at (800) 334-2437. For HIV-related services outside of Wisconsin, call CDC Info at (800) 232-4636.


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