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Patient Information Leaflet.
The Herpes Viruses Association sells copies of HERPES SIMPLEX THE GUIDE, a six thousand word, 16 page booklet, now in an eighth edition. This booklet includes more detail on Frequently Asked Questions and extra sections - such as a long section on Why herpes simplex may cause some people anxiety. This describes how the word herpes has been given its aura of horror.
Two doctors have written:
"An excellent patient perspective on genital herpes that will help dispel myth by providing good commonsense advice" Dr George Kinghorn, MD FRCP, Clinical Director, Sheffield and Chair of the Herpes Simplex Virus Advisory Panel (sub-group of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV)
"You have done an excellent job and I think it is very comprehensive," wrote Professor Adrian Mindel, CBE MSc MD FRCP, formerly of the Middlesex Hospital and co-author of "Herpes, What it is and How to Cope" (now out of print)
A reader commented:
"I think it would be really helpful if there could be your GUIDE and information about the Association in clinics - preferably doctors would give out the GUIDE on diagnosis - this would do a lot to prevent the fear, despair, etc. when first being diagnosed - it took me months before I heard about the HVA."
Cost of HERPES SIMPLEX A GUIDE:
The TRUE or FALSE leaflet: