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Resource Guide for Genital Herpes

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American Social Health Association (ASHA)

  • Address: P.O. Box 13827 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9940
  • Phone: 919-361-8400
  • Internet address:
  • 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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Address: 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30333
  • Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
  • Internet address:
  • 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.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Address: NIAID Office of Communications and Public Liaison National Institutes of Health 6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612 Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
  • Phone: 301-496-5717 866-284-4107
  • Internet address:
  • 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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