STD hotlines can answer questions, provide confidential information on sexually transmitted diseases, how to prevent them, suggest medical treatment options, and refer you to a doctor or a clinic near you for tests if you are concerned that you may have contracted HSV or any other STD.
United States National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline
English 1-800-227-8922 Spanish 1-800-344-7432
The American Social Health Association National Herpes Hotline: 919.361.8488
National Herpes Hotline: 888.411.4377
Provincial and Territorial STD/HIV/AIDS Helpline Telephone Numbers in CANADA
Ontario ~ English 1-800-668-2437 or French 1-800-267-7432
Alberta ~ 1-800-772-2437
Centers & Associations
CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 Contact CDC-INFO
People contract herpes in many different situations, but when you've contracted HSV from a sexual assault it doubles the impact of your traumatic experience. Each and every herpes breakout you suffer can remind you of the nightmare, like ripping a scab off a wound that is not yet healed. This can lead to serious anxiety or depression. If you need to talk to someone call RAINN.
RAINN can help with these types of questions and more.
Something happened to me. Where should I go for medical care after sexual assault?
How can I find support in my community after sexual assault?
I am thinking about ending my life. Can someone help me?
I am in the military and need to talk to someone about what happened.
How can I help someone I care about?
I live outside of the U.S., and I’m looking for help.
I am looking for legal support or aid.
RAINN can help you if you are struggling with past sexual assault no matter how long ago the assault took place. Sexual assault often leads to physical symptoms and syndromes caused by emotions that haven't been dealt with.
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