The Hidden Epidemic of Genital Herpes
May 19, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Mimi Secor
Guest: Terri Warren
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six people in the US carries the herpes simplex type 2 virus. But herpes is not one of the sexually transmitted infections doctors routinely test for, and many doctors report that it's difficult to talk with their patients about this infectious disease. Nurse practitioner Terri Warren, owner and operator of Westover Heights Clinic, a private clinic specializing in sexually transmitted diseases in Portland, Oregon, joins host Mimi Secor to explain the risks and treatment of genital herpes and the most reliable tests for diagnosing patients.