How to cope with a genital herpes diagnosis

Busted some of my own misconceptions researching this piece for Patient about herpes – How to cope with a genital herpes diagnosis. There’s still such a stigma attached to this common STI, yet so many of us don’t know the facts. Even if you don’t have symptoms, it’s more than likely you’re carrying a herpes virus – 80% of the population have either herpes simplex HSV 1 or HSV2, though only a third will have regular symptoms (oral cold sores or genital herpes outbreaks).