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The Good News About the Bad News: Herpes: Everything You Need to Know Paperback – May 1, 2009
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who has herpes, or knows someone who does and wants to better understand it.
It contains a lot of good information, and I highly recommend it as a fact/reality-check. Everything appears up-to-date, though I would've liked to see a summary with key facts in the back, to refer to in the future. The author covers what herpes is, the various types, how often you can expect an outbreak, how contagious you might be to partners, as well as basic preventative measures against outbreaks. Warren even goes briefly into other STDs, especially if they relate to herpes. Overall you're getting a great education on herpes, written in a very upfront manner - everything you should have known, or wish you had known before getting this STD - but which will help you lead a safer sexual life now.
The book is very thorough on facts, but I was disappointed by how the emotional aspects were dealt with. As many people with herpes know, and certainly those who've had bad outbreaks, getting this disease can be very traumatic, leaving you wondering how or if you'll ever be able to responsibly have a normal sex life again.
The author talks about the emotions, but it's done in a kind of 'handbook' style - as in, 'You're probably feeling this, and you might be feeling that... but the truth is, it's not that bad, or maybe you could have been more responsible, and yes your sex life will be different, but maybe that's not such a bad thing.'
Personally, I found it unconvincing, a bit patronizing, and just not too helpful in that regard. It certainly didn't come close to helping me cope with the amount of pain I was in, and the dread of what it might mean for my entire sexual life.Read more ›
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This book was very informative abd well written. She takes the scare away and really educates you on what to expect. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Samantha Thomas
This book is excellent (as opposed to a few other books on Amazon; this one is the only one worth buying of the 4 Kindle versions on this subject). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard DuMerer
Excellent information and an easy read. I recently started dating someone with herpes and do not have it myself and this has helped me thoroughly understand the risks, ways I can... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Flatfootin2theBanjo
This book is helping me out to learn about herpes it's very useful for everyonePublished 6 months ago by Camila Sal
I gave this to my potential partner after I had informed him that I have herpes and he wanted to know more. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Abbie Jo