• Resource Guide for Genital Herpes

    RESOURCES

    Address:P.O. Box 13827Research 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.

    RESOURCES

    Address:1600 Clifton RoadAtlanta, 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.

    RESOURCES

    Address:NIAID Office of Communications and Public LiaisonNational Institutes of Health6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612Bethesda, MD 20892-6612

    Phone:301-496-5717866-284-4107

    Internet address: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

    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.

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