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Herpes simplex

Author: T Natasha Posner
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Experience of illness.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though medically minor and very common, herpes simplex is a condition which is capable of causing considerable distress, for psychological and social as much as physical reasons. Herpes Simplex contrasts the image of the condition presented in the media with the medical and epidemiological evidence, and discusses ways in which the distress associated with the condition can be alleviated."--From cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Natasha Posner
ISBN: 041510744X 9780415107440
OCLC Number: 36877407
Description: viii, 143 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the cultural, epidemiological and biomedical context --
2. The impact of diagnosis --
3. Learning to live with HSV symptoms --
4. Social implications --
5. Individual meaning and management --
6. Fighting stigma --
7. Conclusion: the significance of herpes simplex.
Series Title: Experience of illness.
Responsibility: T. Natasha Posner.
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