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    The Good News About The Bad News Book
    abe648 posted:

    "The Good News About the Bad News" - it goes into far more detail and is very helpful for newly diagnosed people and their partners

    Written by Terri Warren

    If it is not available at your local book store then you can get it at

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    allaloneladi20 responded:
    This book is more than helpful, I have HSV2 diagnosed a year ago now, my boyfriend doesn't have it and we've read it together. This book has drawn us closer and we aren't as scared and as bad as it sounds my boyfriend has admitted that he wouldn't be angry at all if he got it, and doesn't understand why it has me down so much. Just a note This book is awesome!
    anon4689 replied to allaloneladi20's response:
    that is amazing. i havent ordered the book yet, but your comment really lifted my spirits up about this. God bless.
    Terri Warren, RN, ANP replied to allaloneladi20's response:
    I'm so glad you found the book helpful, that's great.

    momof3bbs responded:
    How did you tell your boyfriend? Were you diagnosed before you met him? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    1hotchic replied to Terri Warren, RN, ANP's response:
    I have a question regarding your book, in one part you said that you cant get HSV2 by kissing, but in other areas you seemed adamant in not getting it by kissing. I have HSV2 but practically every partner I had I also had oral sex with them, so now I'm worried. Does this mean I can also have HSV2 in my mouth, so even kissing is now risky, which means I cant kiss anymore without having the talk?? I also kiss my mom and daughter, which means I can also pass HSV2 to them orally?? I know they wont get genital herpes this way, but I dont want to give someone oral HSV2
    shygrll replied to Terri Warren, RN, ANP's response:
    Are you able to pass HBV during kissing with no visable out breaks

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