41 North Road
Tel: Helpline (local rate) 0845 123 2305
The Herpes Viruses Association is a registered charity which supplies up to date, independently verified information on herpes simplex virus to the media, health professionals, and the public.
Herpes simplex causes a viral skin condition is known as cold sores (on face), whitlows (on fingers) or 'herpes' on genitals or other skin areas.
People who get too many outbreaks or who are concerned about "herpes" can receive counselling and advice via the helpline or by letter. Subscribers to the Association receive leaflets, articles, a quarterly journal SPHERE, invitations to workshops, seminars and social events. You can obtain these through the HVA's website shop. Publications include:
- Herpes Simplex - The Guide
- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Talking to (new) partners
- Summary of tips to prevent recurrences
They also produce materials for health professionals: posters, patient cards, etc.
Last updated on 25/09/2012