Understanding Herpes (Download)


Written primarily for the newly diagnosed patient, Understanding Herpes provides a condensed overview of herpes simplex virus infection, from symptoms, to testing and treatment, to emotional issues, and more.


This 16-page booklet covers a range of topics related to herpes, including:

  • The different types of herpes and their sites of preference
  • Symptoms of a first episode of genital herpes
  • Recurrences of genital herpes
  • Treatment options
  • Serological testing
  • Transmission and risk reduction
  • Communicating with a partner
  • Herpes and pregnancy
  • Oral herpes