It is good to hear that you are feeling better.
If your partners have any questions you can certainly direct them our way. People have the option of asking a private or public question, or chat with a nurse. If your partners would prefer to talk on the phone or in person, we can help them find the best place given their concerns.
We are not aware of a dating site, but there are social and support groups in the Vancouver area for people with herpes and HPV. They describe themselves this way:
“While we are not a dating site, in the context of our social activities people do meet others that they may wish to date.”
Right now, there are no drugs or vaccines your partner can to take to prevent herpes, but there is a vaccine for some types of HPV. It is a good idea to talk to a healthcare provider to make the best decision about the HPV vaccine. ImmunizeBC is a good resource and you can also chat with a nurse who specializes in this area.
Antiviral medications, taken every day, can lower chance of passing on herpes. It called daily suppressive therapy. If you use the medication, along with avoiding sex during an outbreak and always using condoms, the chance of passing on the virus is much lower.
For counsellors you can check out:
The BC Psychological Association
The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
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