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Genital Herpes Resources

The following resources will help you locate more health information, referrals to clinics and clinical trials, hotlines, support groups, and more.

Genital Herpes Information

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Several educational pamphlets are available. Follow the link from the home page to the ACOG Bookstore.

  • CDC Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    CDC National STD Hotline
    English: (800) 227-8922, (800) 342-2437
    Spanish: (800) 344-7432
    The web site of the CDC's STD division has statistics galore, plus fact sheets and links to other public-health resources, such as local and state health departments. The CDC also operates the National STD Hotline. Specialists at the hotline answer questions, provide referrals to clinics, and will send printed materials.

  • The National Institutes of Health, is a service of the National Institutes of Health. You can search the web site for clinical trials that are looking for patients to sign up. The database includes studies sponsored by government agencies, drug companies, universities, and other organizations.

Genital Herpes Support

  • American Social Health Association
    ASHA National Herpes Hotline
    (919) 361-8488
    Among the many herpes resources compiled by the American Social Health Association are links to contact information for support groups. Another ASHA web site,, provides sexual health information written specifically for teens.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Debbie Bridges, MD on August 06, 2012

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