Herpes: It’s Not the Plague

I was a teen in the 80s, and I remember a Time Magazine cover from 1982 that referred to herpes as the modern “Scarlet Letter.” Many of my younger patients don’t recall the intense stigma associated with herpes. Heck, they don’t recall that HIV used to be a death sentence. Times have changed, thank God! […]

Libido: Expect Ups and Downs

“Dr. McNally told me to leave my husband.” While reviewing the notes in a patient’s chart, I was startled to see that she had said this to another provider. Noooooo, I did not say that!  Allow me to explain. My patient had complained that her libido wasn’t what it used to be, so I asked […]