This Q&A with Dr. Charlie Glickman is an excellent panic-reliever for anyone who recently learned about their herpes diagnosis. In it, he covers all the bases:
- Stigma: "For centuries, STIs were seen as divine retribution against sex. But these days, we know that they’re caused by bacteria and viruses, just like colds, measles, and such. So I think it’s important to remember that herpes is just a virus. That’s all it is- it doesn’t mean anything about you, any more than chicken pox does."