Dr. Kelly and Jenelle Pierce Talk Stigmas

Dr. Kelly is part of the Steering Committee for Janelle’s new project, Herpes Activists Networking to Dismantle Stigma (HANDS), which is comprised of more than 12 publicly “out” herpes activists along with a growing list of member organizations. This is the first time herpes advocates have come together to form… Read more

Taking A Stand for Women’s Health

Contributing Author- Stephanie Wilson In 2015, Joe Fassler wrote an article for The Atlantic recounting his wife Rachel’s experience of having her pain dismissed as an emergency-room patient in a US hospital. Fassler’s article details their visit to the emergency room after Rachel woke up with agonizing pelvic pain. Fourteen and… Read more

Healing and Treatment

While there is no cure, women from around the world are managing their herpes symptoms using a combination of natural remedies and/or pharmaceuticals. Some women use suppressive or daily therapy while others use episodic. No matter which herpes treatment you choose, life with herpes can be managed. Click to learn more about herpes treatment. Read more

The Facts

Herpes in Women Q: What is herpes? A: Herpes is a group of viruses that affects the skin or nervous system. Q: What are the symptoms of herpes? A: There are a number of symptoms that can occur with a herpes outbreak. The classic presentation follows a course of progression… Read more

Diet and Triggers

What Foods Trigger Herpes Outbreaks? One of the most universal recommendations specific to the management of herpes is to be mindful of the two amino acids arginine and lysine in your diet. Herpes outbreaks and many other chronic viruses are triggered by high amounts of arginine. Arginine feeds herpes and encourages its growth… Read more

Herpes and Pregnancy

Are you a pregnant mamma living with herpes?Are you terrified that you might transmit the virus to your baby?Have you even told your healthcare provider you have herpes? As a doctor, woman and carrier of the herpes virus for many years, I can totally relate to all of your fears… Read more