The number of people living with genital herpes is staggering. Nearly 50 million people in the United States have genital herpes, and there are 500,000 new cases diagnosed each year. There is more need for a book on herpes treatment than ever, yet there is a dearth of useful, updated information for the diagnosed.
The Good News About the Bad News: Herpes is a complete guide to living and loving with genital herpes with this core message: a herpes diagnosis is not the end of the world. Written in a positive, honest, and straightforward style, this book shows readers how they can live fulfilling and sexually active lives with the virus. The author, an internationally recognized herpes expert, offers information on understanding herpes symptoms and triggers, treatment options, the latest herpes research, and avoiding transmission to future sex partners. At the end of each chapter, she addresses the most common questions and concerns herpes sufferers have based on her experiences counseling thousands of people with genital herpes in her sexual health clinic and online as the herpes expert at WebMD.com.
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It is a rare opportunity to be able to review and endorse a manuscript written not by an academic performing research on the subject, but by a skilled, articulate, community based clinician. Ms. Warren is such an individual. She has been the owner/manager of a private clinic devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of genital herpes for over 20 years. She has lectured extensively on genital herpes throughout North America and Europe for several decades and has participated in numerous studies on its diagnosis and treatment. This book is a distillation of her clinical experience, patient teaching and lectures. What makes it so unique is its consummate readability while maintaining scientific accuracy and credibility. It is written in a “most commonly asked question” format which makes it a valuable resource for educators, clinicians as well as the patients themselves. There is a concise treatment of “other” human herpes virus infections with special emphasis on Varicella Zoster Virus infections. Other areas of special concern which are dealt with accurately and sensitively are the relationship between HSV and HIV infection and the emotional aspects of acquiring as well as transmitting genital herpes.
As Ms. Warren states in her introduction “this is not a scientific textbook on herpes virus infections, it is a people book”, written for people of diverse social, ethnic and educational backgrounds. It should be on the desk of every educator, counselor and practitioner treating patients with genital herpes.
Dr. Zane Brown, MD
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