Women's Health Services

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American Social Health Association (ASHA)

Address:

P.O. Box 13827

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9940

Phone:

919-361-8400

Internet address:

http://www.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 (CDC)

Address:

1600 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30333

Phone:

1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

Internet address:

http://www.cdc.gov

Description of services provided:

The CDC is part of the government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The CDC conducts research, promotes health and prevention of disease—with special emphasis on prevention of early risk factors and support of healthy behaviors. The website provides an A-Z index of medical conditions, with links to additional information. In addition, the CDC runs a National Sexually Transmitted Disease hotline.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Address:

NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison

National Institutes of Health

6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612

Bethesda, MD 20892-6612

Phone:

301-496-5717

866-284-4107

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 March 2013 by Brian Randall, 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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