Herpes FAQs: Many, if not most, patients newly diagnosed with genital herpes need immediate education and counseling on the infection. They also need to referrals and resources for additional information and support. This can be time-consuming for healthcare provider, though, and patients can be left with too many unanswered questions.
To address the needs of both healthcare providers and patients, ASHA recently developed a one-page frequently-asked-questions sheet with information on some of the most common questions newly-diagnosed patients have and tested it with patients and providers. Testing showed that the FAQ was useful in simplifying topics, providing prompts for providers and resources for patients.
You can download your own copy of the FAQ to read for yourself and share with your healthcare provider as well.