Archive for the ‘herpes’ Category

STD Infections on the Rise in St. Louis

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates are up in St. Louis, Missouri, leaving many residents to wonder why. Recently, CBS St. Louis spoke to Pam Walker, health director for the area, who believes that online hookups may be partially to blame for the increased number of infections. According to...

Scientists Identify Gene Associated with Cold Sore Severity

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause cold sores on the mouth or genital warts in people who have it. Individuals who have this infection can expect to have periods of time where they have a multitude of lesions, and other times when they appear symptom-free....

“Am I a herpes carrier?”

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
By Ritter Rudesind, Care Advisor If you’ve ever been tested for an STD, you know how nerve-wracking it can be to wait for the results...and when the results come back negative, it’s a huge relief. But what if you find out that – while you have tested negative – your monogamous...

Confused about HSV-1 and HSV-2?

Monday, January 24th, 2011
by Lisa Oldson, MD, Medical Director If you’re confused about the two different types of herpes, you’re not alone. Type 1 herpes (HSV-1) often causes cold sores or blisters around the mouth...most often around the border of the lips. When HSV-1 shows up on the mouth area, it’s...

My Partner Has Genital Herpes

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
DR. LISA OLDSON Wow.  I just met Mr. Wonderful and he informs me that he has genital herpes.  What should I do? I get this question a lot in my clinic.  Let's start with checking your herpes status.  Remember, 45 million Americans have genital herpes and its estimated that only 10 -...

“STD” is not an STD

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
BY ADRIENNE DeLUNA Caller: “Hello, I’d like to get tested for STD.” Counselor: “Great! What would you like to get tested for?” Caller: “STD.” Counselor: “Well, there are many STDs you can get tested for. Were you concerned about something in particular or would you...

You Asked, We Answered

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
BY GERALD PALMER Our phones ring off the hook with questions about sexual health.  And we're happy to answer.  Wonder about some of the most frequently asked questions?  Wonder no more.  This post is devoted to giving you the answers you're looking for.  (We'll write a post about...

Top 10 Myths about Herpes

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
BY MICHELLE SOBEL Greek mythology is full of sex.  Zeus was notorious for his love affairs, conquests, infidelities and nymph seductions.  Likewise, myths about herpes have been long-lived, undoubtedly spawned during ancient times.  We're here to present the facts about herpes and...

“Jersey Shore” and the Herpes Stigma

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Gossip blogs lit up this week with talk about the reality show "Jersey Shore", quoting the show's creator about the STD status of the cast.  In a round-table discussion of reality show, Sally Ann Salsano was quoted to say, "We hand [Valtrex] out like M&Ms! 'Hey kids, it's time for ...

CDC: Herpes rises to 16% of U.S. Adults

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
How many people between the ages of 14 and 49 have genital herpes in the U.S.?  Take a guess.  1%?  5%?  The CDC released data today that as much as 16 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes.  And that's just the reported cases.  The CDC estimates...