Living with HSV1

A whopping 3.7 billion people worldwide are currently living with the incurable Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1), more commonly known as oral herpes. For a virus that is heavily populated, there seems to be a common misunderstanding within the general public and what exactly it means to live with HSV1. John, an individual with HSV1, joined us on the line to discuss what it’s like living with this condition and what can be brought to light to raise awareness for individuals with the condition. 

Resources are available at Family Planning NSW Talkline on 1300 658 886 or The Sexual Health Information Line on 1800 451 624.

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