Author Archives: Nathalie Foy

How to Have a Normal Sex Life with Herpes

Having genital herpes is a life-long condition. It is not something that will ever be cured, or run its course. But you can enjoy a normal sex life with herpes. Your primary goal should be to establish a symptom-free state. … Continue reading

Posted in Living with Herpes | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How Is Genital Herpes Spread – How You Can Prevent Infecting Your Partner?

Genital herpes can spread from one partner to the other even when no symptoms are visible. However, there are plenty of things you can do to present transmitting herpes to your partner many your doctor won’t tell you about. Approximately … Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Transmission | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

How to kill herpes?

People often ask me how to kill herpes. Killing the herpes virus is actually pretty simple. Place it in contact with a detergent, like soap or just dry air for long enough and there you have it, a dead herpes … Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Treatment | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Lysine as a Herpes Treatment: Is it worth it?

When seeking out information about treating herpes lysine is surely to come up as an option. Let us take a look at this controversial treatment and weigh the pros and cons. We will define what lysine is and how it … Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Treatment, Living with Herpes | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Herpes and Pregnancy: can I have kids with herpes?

Can Herpes and pregnancy coexist? Many people are reluctant to talk about the disease, even to health care professionals. Suffers express they sometimes feel embarrassed about their disease. The perceived stigma associated with having a sexually transmitted disease can result … Continue reading

Posted in Herpes & Women | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dating with herpes: avoid the worst!

My advice to everyone who finds themselves in a similar situation is this. Be upfront. Be honest. Talk things through thoroughly and do some of your own research into herpes. Get the person interested in you first. Do not disclose your situation on a first, second or even a fifth date. Once you are starting to feel safe and emotionally close to someone, tell the person. Do not say it as if you were lessened, toxic or damaged in any way. It is important you learn to feel good about yourself first. I always recommend finding some sort of emotional support whether it is on line forums, local support groups, a caring friend or a therapist after diagnosis. You should resume dating only once you have worked your dignity and self-esteem back up. People are often mirrors. If you feel unacceptable in some way because you have herpes, your date is likely to mirror that right back to you by rejecting you. So make sure to choose yourself first. Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Dating | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Herpes and Stress – The vicious circle

Herpes symptoms don’t only affect your body. They can be a major cause of stress. It’s kind of a vicious circle. Herpes causes you stress. Stress causes your herpes symptoms to seem even worse. Maybe your herpes outbreak was even caused by stress in the first place. If this sounds like you, you may want to take a look at using Bach Flower remedies. Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Support, Living with Herpes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Did I Get Herpes?

A negative history of herpes or having no symptoms does not prove you were not infected before. A positive PCR test only shows that you have an active infection. It does not necessarily prove that you did not have herpes prior to that infection. You could request a blood test at the same time and if the result negative, then it becomes quite certain you just got herpes from your new partner. PCR tests return a lot of false negative and can be performed only when symptoms are present. Sometimes people do not experience symptoms at first so getting to know who gave you herpes is not easy. Continue reading

Posted in Herpes Transmission | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments