Archive for September 2008

Coldsores equal herpes

Do you get coldsores? Did you know that coldsore is simply another word for herpes?

The English language is the only one that has another word for herpes. The next time you see a friend from a non-english speaking country with a coldsore, ask them what they call it in their language. They will say herpes.

Herpes is much more common than you think. Approximately one in four people have herpes and 80% of them don’t actually know they have it because they show no symptoms but have been exposed to the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and/or 2 (HSV I and/or II) at some point in their life.

So next time someone tells you they have herpes remember……it’s only a coldsore.

Moving on…….if you have herpes or HPV then you should take a look at It’s a seriously cool place to make new friends with sometHing in common. It’s currently free to join and use all the features so why not check it out?

Go on….take the leap and join the H-YPE! You’ll be so glad you did.