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Herpes & Dating

Positive Singles – An Inside Look

Positive Singles – An Inside Look

If you’ve read our article on the most popular herpes dating sites, you know that Positive Singles is the most visited among them. And this is true not just worldwide, but also in several countries, including the United States, the U.K., Canada and Australia. Today, Positive Singles is used not just as a dating site, [...]

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Why Disclose Herpes at All?

Why Disclose Herpes at All?

For many of us, this question is a no-brainer. We understand what it’s like to struggle with HSV on a daily basis, whether the transmission was from a partner who knew they had it or did not. We understand that, as uncomfortable as it is, disclosing is the right thing to do. But there are [...]

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Preparing For ‘The Talk’

Preparing For ‘The Talk’

Telling a new partner that you have genital herpes is never easy. But many of us don’t make it any easier by being truly prepared for it. And this can make the difference between someone walking away from you and feeling very much at ease about the risks involved. I always approach the preparation as [...]

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Herpes & Diet

The Best Foods for Healing Outbreaks

The Best Foods for Healing Outbreaks

If you’ve ever had a severe herpes outbreak, you know how painful they can get. The discomfort is an unwelcome distraction from everything else in your life. If you get them often, definitely consider eating more foods that are known to promote healing of the skin. Many of these foods are very common, yet do [...]

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Is Broccoli The Ultimate Herpes Superfood?

Is Broccoli The Ultimate Herpes Superfood?

You probably know that broccoli provides a wealth of health benefits. What you may not know is that it has also shown promise in inhibiting the herpes simplex virus. A presentation at the Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in 2003 gave hope to many HSV carriers who seek to treat herpes through diet and [...]

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Is Reseveratrol An Enemy of HSV?

Is Reseveratrol An Enemy of HSV?

You’ve probably heard all the hype around resveratrol for its possible weight-loss benefits. What you may not know is that it’s also shown promise in laboratory studies as a potential inhibitor of the herpes simplex virus. Resveratrol is commonly known as a component of red wine. It is classified as a phenol, and is the [...]

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Acyclovir and HSV

Acyclovir and HSV

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The most-prescribed of the three herpes antivirals (with valacylovir and famciclovir in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively), acyclovir also has the longest history. It was first FDA approved and released in the United States in 1982 as a topical ointment. In 1985, it was released in capsule form, and since then has been the antiviral [...]

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Valacyclovir and HSV

Valacyclovir and HSV

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

After acyclovir, the second most commonly prescribed HSV antiviral is valacyclovir. It is often prescribed under the brand name Valtrex, but is also available as a generic. In studies, valacyclovir has demonstrated effectiveness and safety on par with acyclovir. It is also absorbed more easily into the body than acyclovir, so doesn’t need to be [...]

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Famciclovir and HSV

Famciclovir and HSV

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Famciclovir is an oral HSV antiviral, often prescribed under the brand name Famvir. As Famvir, this medication was granted FDA approval in 1994. It has also been available in generic form since 2007. Famciclovir is an effective treatment against the herpes simplex virus, but is the least prescribed of the top three (which include acyclovir [...]

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