STD Scare

This very realistic and hilariously short video, Blessing in Disguise, highlights how stigmatized herpes (particularly HSV-II, or genital herpes) is in our culture. A close friend of mine loves to tell the story about his good friend from Europe who was once asked if she had herpes by an American man. Her response: “Are you…

Do you have Herpes?

Chances are, unless you are a virgin, you’ve at least been exposed to herpes. Eeek, right?! Well, chances are you’ve probably never been tested for it, either. Many people are familiar with oral herpes, aka HSV-I, which usually manifests around the mouth area. But most people are ill-informed about genital herpes, aka HSV-II, which usually…