Herpes resource book includes new treatments

Patients with genital herpes can get the latest information on new treatment options, as well as balanced, supportive advice on living with the chronic disease, in Managing Herpes: How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD. Published by the American Social Health Association (ASHA) in Research Triangle Park, NC, the second edition of the 1994 book discusses herpes and pregnancy in more detail and includes information on asymptomatic shedding.

Written by Charles Ebel, former director of the Association's Herpes Resource Center, the 236-page softcover book is directed toward lay readers. It offers reassurance that normal life, including sexual relationships and childbearing, is possible, with treatments available to manage symptoms.

To order, contact: ASHA Resource Center, (800) 230-6039, or the National Herpes Hotline, (919) 361-8488, or write the ASHA Herpes Resource Center, Department PR88, P.O. Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Single copies are $19.95, plus $5 shipping and handling. Bulk discounts are available.