Health Information

American Social Health Association (ASHA)

Address:

P.O. Box 13827

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9940

Phone:

919-361-8400

Internet address:

http://ashastd.org

Description of services provided:

ASHA’s website offers a list of frequently asked questions about herpes, provides access to chat rooms for group support, provides lists of relevant events, and offers updated news and information about sexually transmitted diseases. The National Herpes Resource Center is a service of ASHA. The Center provides information, makes referrals, serves as an advocate for national policies, sponsors medical research on herpes, and runs herpes awareness campaigns. The organization also runs a hotline to answer questions specific to herpes diagnosis and treatment, as well as communication between partners and with healthcare providers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Address:

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30333

Phone:

800-232-4646 (800-CDC-INFO)

Internet Address:

http://www.cdc.gov

Description of services provided:

The Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases provides national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of STDs and their complications.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Address:

NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations

National Institutes of Health

5601 Fishers Lane, MSC 9806

Bethesda, MD 20892-9806

Phone:

866-284-4107

Internet address:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Description of services provided:

NIAID supports research for allergic and infectious diseases, including genital herpes. The Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases offers an informative fact sheet about genital herpes. On the website, you can get news and event information, and updates on research programs.

Last reviewed May 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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