Where To Get Help With Herpes
If you think you might have an infection and you are wondering where to get help with herpes we recommend the following:
If you have (or think you have) herpes but have never seen a health care provider to confirm the diagnosis, this is an essential first step. Family doctors, dermatologists, gynecologists, urologists, and infectious disease specialists can all diagnose genital herpes, as can professionals at community health clinics and Planned Parenthood centers.
Emotional/Mental Health Care
For many people with newly diagnosed herpes, the emotional adjustment can be more painful than the symptoms themselves. The best way to navigate through the adjustment period is by talking about the myriad of negative feelings that may come up. You can write in a journal, confide in a trusted friend, talk to your healthcare provider, or seek professional help. Getting support from a sex therapist and/or a herpes support group can greatly ease your adjustment to living with herpes. If you live in the Philadelphia area, you can call (267) 324 – 9564.
Learning where to get help with herpes is only one of the steps that you will need to take. Herpes is an infection that may need ongoing management (physical and or / emotional).