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Decoding Your Herpes IgG Test: Understanding Results and Next Steps

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Understanding Your Herpes IgG Test Results: A Simple Guide

This week on the support group call, we had some questions about testing. Questions like, "Does this mean I'm positive, negative, or what the heck does equivocal mean?" Now, personally, I've shied away from really getting too nitty-gritty on these details because I'm not a doctor and I cannot diagnose you or even interpret your test results. However, what I can do is give you an overview of how we test, what the tests mean, and when…

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April's Berry Boost: Cranberries and Gooseberries for Herpes Management

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April's Special: Uncovering the Berry Benefits for Herpes Management

At first glance, cranberries and gooseberries might seem like unlikely heroes for those of us navigating life with herpes. Yet, as we constantly seek beneficial health insights tailored to our community, it's fascinating to discover how these seemingly ordinary fruits pack extraordinary health benefits, particularly for people living with HSV. As April ushers in the celebration of Cranberries and Gooseberries Month—a tradi…

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STD Awareness Month: Educate, Test, Treat

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April marks STD Awareness Month, a critical time to shed light on sexual health issues that affect millions worldwide. Amidst growing concerns over the increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), our commitment to educating the public and promoting health and wellness has never been more important. This month, we take an extra step to discuss not just prevention and awareness but also innovative solutions like HerpAlert for discreet herpes testing and treatment.

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Empowering Disclosure: Redefining Dating with Herpes

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In our support group calls today, we delved deep into conversations about dating and disclosing—a journey all of us embark on from the moment we're faced with an HSV diagnosis. That initial day is a whirlwind of emotions, questions, and fears. Questions like, "Will I ever be loved again?" or "Can I have a normal sex life?" mix with worries such as, "Should I stay with my current partner?" and "How did this happen to me?" These thoughts are overwhelming, touching on fears of acceptance, love, a…

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In Search of a Herpes Cure With Herpes Cure Advocacy

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In a recent episode of our podcast, we had the privilege of hosting a representative from Herpes Cure Advocacy, an organization dedicated to advancing the conversation around the cure, treatment, and prevention of herpes. The discussion shed light on various aspects of herpes, including its seriousness, ongoing research efforts, and the need for greater awareness and advocacy.

Can Herpes be Serious?

The conversation kicked off with an exploration of the seriousness of herpes and whether indi…

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Unmasking Trauma: The Hidden Impact of a Herpes Diagnosis

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Today in our support group, as always, we had some enlightening conversations. Both the morning and afternoon sessions delved into topics like acceptance, forgiveness, and the journey toward moving forward. While these discussions are undoubtedly important and have been covered in past blog posts, today I felt compelled to address the trauma that many of us carry following a herpes diagnosis. Some may liken this experience to PTSD, while others may recognize it as a manifestation of the body's…

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Spring Break Serenity: Navigating Herpes Wellness and Safe Practices

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Navigating Spring Break with Herpes Wellness and Safe Practices

As the vibrant hues of spring beckon, so does the allure of Spring Break, a time of exploration, relaxation, and often, travel. While the prospect of a getaway brings excitement, it's essential to acknowledge the potential impact on our well-being, particularly for those managing conditions like herpes. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intersection of travel-induced stress and herpes outbreaks during Spring Break. Additi…

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Navigating Trauma and Healing: Insights from Elisabeth Kristof on the Role of the Nervous System

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The Intersection of Trauma, Healing, and the Nervous System: Insights from Elisabeth Kristof

In recent conversations led by Elisabeth Kristof, the founder of Brain Based Wellness and an expert in neurosomatic intelligence, participants delved into the profound relationship between trauma, healing, and the nervous system. Through these discussions, valuable insights emerged, shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying our responses to stress and adversity.

Understanding the Nerv…

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Balancing Indulgence: Navigating American Chocolate Week with Herpes Wellness in Mind

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Navigating American Chocolate Week: A Sweet Celebration with a Hint of Caution

American Chocolate Week, celebrated from March 17 to 23, is a delightful occasion that has us all indulging in the rich and velvety world of chocolate. While we savor the divine taste, it's essential to be mindful of how chocolate can impact those managing conditions like herpes. In this blog post, we'll explore the wonders of chocolate, trace its fascinating history, and delve into the delicate balance between i…

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Neuro-Somatic Harmony: Healing Shame, Nerves, and Herpes with Elisabeth Kristof

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Unlocking Wellness: Elisabeth Kristof's Expertise in Neuro-Somatic Healing

March ushers in Brain Awareness Week, a global celebration spotlighting the intricate world of brain science. With over 100 billion neurons orchestrating our every move, this week serves as a reminder of the progress and benefits derived from brain research. Notably, the exploration of brain function extends beyond the biological realm, delving into the intricate relationship between shame, the nervous system, and th…

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