Annie Kiel, MPH, MA, Boston University School of Public Health

Annie Kiel –

“Dr. Kelly eloquently presents a honest and realistic depiction of the emotional and physical experience endured by women with a herpes (HSV) infection. My research on HSV screening and diagnosis in the U.S., demonstrated that the primary impact of HSV on women’s lives stems from emotional trauma and social stigma (which is intensified when combined with chronic physical symptoms). Drawing from personal experience and her clinical training, Dr. Kelly offers a unique combination of professional and personal insight to highlight the importance (and benefits) of a holistic approach to accepting, and healing, from a HSV diagnosis. She outlines an alternative path which women can follow as they identify and reconstruct their sexuality, while strengthening their inner self, on their journey to healing. Partners of those with HSV, clinicians, and sexual health researchers would also strongly benefit from the wealth of clinical knowledge, and accurate information presented by this comprehensive overview of HSV.” – Annie Kiel, MPH, MA, Boston University School of Public Health

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