The key to overcoming any challenge in life is to keep a healthy mindset as well as a healthy physiology. Nothing has any power over us unless we choose to give it power, and Herpes is no exception. The better care we take of ourselves, the less important things like Herpes will become.
On this page are sites with information about herpes and health, strategies for coping and living with Herpes, and other resources that many of our members have found to be informational and inspirational. We have 3 categories: General Health, Herpes, and Attitude Adjustment. :)
Books about Living with Herpes:
If you’ve discovered a book or website that you feel others would benefit from knowing about, please let us know so we can include it in future updates!
Other websites you may find helpful:
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The original references for the Support Group that became HerpeSite came from research studies and medical journals cataloged at University Medical Libraries. For a list of those studies, go to our new Research Page.
Medical and General Health Websites
The Mayo Clinic. Well respected source of accurate medical information: www.mayoclinic.com
WebMD. General Health site covering pretty much everything! www.webmd.com
Herpes and STD Websites
Many (if not most) sites that come up in a search are simply shills for a product or “herpes cure.” We’re doing an ongoing site-by-site review of Herpes websites, to uncover The Good, the Bad, and The Completely Unscrupulous Scammers. Check out our findings at the “Herpes As Seen On The Internet” page.
The Best of the Best:
Westover Heights Clinic, excellent respected clinic specializing in STDs and run by a leading HSV researcher: westoverheights.com
University of Washington Virology Research Center: depts.washington.edu/herpes/
American Social Health Association, wide range of STD info: www.ashastd.org
The Centers for Disease Control’s Herpes Information Page: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm
Emotional Health: Laughter and Inspiration
Laughter works! Funny LOLCats pictures at ICanHasCheezBurger.com
Mark Lundholm is a comedian who will make you laugh, cry, think, and believe in yourself again: www.marklundholm.com
Inspiration from the beloved Art Berg: www.artberg.com
Communicating with others familiar with the physical, emotional, and social aspects of Herpes can be one of the most beneficial things you can do. Realizing that you’re not alone and that there are many many other wonderful people with the virus can help you overcome and accelerate the difficult emotional adjustment period.
Local Herpes Support Group sponsored by the American Social Health Association: Local HELP Groups
We add more Resources as we find them. If you’ve found a site or link that you found valuable, please send it to us for inclusion in future HerpeSite updates.
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Remember that with time and taking good care of yourself, most people find that Herpes gets better, with fewer and milder occurrences. So that’s something to look forward to! More tips on how to improve your physical and emotional well-being to support a healthy and strong immune system can be found on the Health & Wellness and Living With Herpes pages of HerpeSite.