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In addition to herpes being common, it is common to have an intense and distressing reaction upon hearing that you have it. Patients often have concerns about whether to tell partners, the health of future pregnancies, and how this new diagnosis will affect their lives. The group supplies free information and emotional support. A full 95 percent of the people in the group are there for herpes, and 5 percent for HPV. Brazell said. The group is free and confidential.
Brazell has been a witness to the feelings of depression, isolation, and decreased self-worth that can occur. Some people who receive a herpes diagnosis encounter a clinician that may not have the time or bandwidth to discuss herpes in depth, like Dr. Brazell or a Planned Parenthood clinician would.
It was really a challenge. We also see people in their 50s or 60s. The first-Thursday meeting is the General Support Meeting. It is facilitator-guided and covers how to talk to sexual partners and deal with herpes-related issues. No one is ever required to speak, though people can share experiences and ask for feedback.
Frequent topics include coping with feelings, and how to tell a new partner about having herpes. The third-Thursday meeting is the Medical Information Meetinga casual question-and-answer session.
Brazell officiates as the medical advisor. A short video is shown, then Dr. Brazell answers questions and provides up-to-date, factual information about symptoms, treatments, and clinical trials, with occasional guest speakers. There are 3 to 15 people at any given meeting. The group also coordinates with Meetup groups, if a person wants to participate. You can then filter your partner searches via those specific questions and answers. As Dr. Brazell has been managing the group for so long, she is eventually looking to retire and turn the group over to another medical advisor; new board members are welcome as well.
For more information about this group or about advising or being a board membergo to www. The meetings are free and are held on the 1 st and 3 rd Thursdays of each month, p. Many people have herpes — and talking about it can help. Monthly news, stories, and video.Herpes dating site san diego
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