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2 weeks away, Mark your calendars! I updated information about this event, please see below! And feel to send questions that you would like for me to cover 🙂 #HerpesEducationDay ...

My 1 year Book Anniversary/ Herpes Education Day

July 14, 2017, 12:00pm - July 14, 2017, 2:00pm

One thing my friends and family know about me is I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays and anniversaries!! I also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE supporting all of you out there. Friday, July 14, 2017 is the 1 year anniversary of my book: "YES I HAVE HERPES: A GYNECOLOGIST'S PERSPECTIVE IN & OUT OF THE STIRRUPS" release on Amazon. I am delighted to offer a Facebook Live on my 1 year book anniversary as I host an open forum for my Facebook community! Live streaming on July 14, 2017 from 12pm-2pm (PST) on this page, I will answer your questions and concerns regarding herpes and surrounding issues. Last year, I deemed July 14, 2016 Herpes Education Day and I would love to keep the trend going this year. Many of you have wonderful pertinent questions to the #herpes conversation and I am sure other people in the community are anxious to know my opinion and get education on it! I can also share my journey during this past year with the book, media, etc. You can send me your questions or concerns via Facebook starting now, or comment LIVE the day of and I will do my best to get through all of them. I may not be able to go through specific lab results and specific unique medical questions, we can have separate conversations at a later time. I have to admit this will be my first foray into Facebook Live so we will go with the flow and see what happens with the conversation, the wifi, and all that comes with being live! Looking forward to "seeing" you on Friday, July 14th #HerpesEducationDay! The caricature representation attached was created by my cousin Ate Rhoda in the Philippines. Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Sheila Loanzon makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. Dr. Sheila Loanzon does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. SHEILA LOANZON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

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One year later & my book is still #1 in Amazon book sales on #herpes!! Buy your copy today! (All I can hear in my head is from my high school cheerleading days: We're #1! We're #1!! Lol)

Doctor friends: this indicates there is a need for education and support out there. When newly diagnosing a patient, spend some time dispelling myths, be available if patients are confused about internet information out there, and give or refer to support groups/ therapists.

If you bought my book and didn't receive the hypnotherapy download, that's because (oops!) I didn't put in the instructions! Send me your Amazon receipt number via private message here and I'll send it to you right away!!

If you purchased my book and it helped you in some way, please consider writing an Anonymous Amazon review (or use your initials). It can help others out there find my book if they are struggling with their journey. Thank you!
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One thing my friends and family know about me is I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays and anniversaries!! I also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE supporting all of you out there. Friday, July 14, 2017 is the 1 year anniversary of my book: "YES I HAVE HERPES: A GYNECOLOGIST'S PERSPECTIVE IN & OUT OF THE STIRRUPS" release on Amazon. I am delighted to offer a Facebook Live on my 1 year book anniversary as I host an open forum for my Facebook community! Live streaming on July 14, 2017 from 12pm-2pm (PST) on this page, I will answer your questions and concerns regarding herpes and surrounding issues. Last year, I deemed July 14, 2016 Herpes Education Day and I would love to keep the trend going this year.


Many of you have wonderful pertinent questions to the #herpes conversation and I am sure other people in the community are anxious to know my opinion and get education on it! I can also share my journey during this past year with the book, media, etc. You can send me your questions or concerns via Facebook starting now, or comment LIVE the day of and I will do my best to get through all of them. I may not be able to go through specific lab results and specific unique medical questions, we can have separate conversations at a later time.


I have to admit this will be my first foray into Facebook Live so we will go with the flow and see what happens with the conversation, the wifi, and all that comes with being live! Looking forward to "seeing" you on Friday, July 14th #HerpesEducationDay!


The caricature representation attached was created by my cousin Ate Rhoda in the Philippines.


Medical Disclaimer:


The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Sheila Loanzon makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.


Dr. Sheila Loanzon does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. SHEILA LOANZON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
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My 1 year Book Anniversary/ Herpes Education Day

July 14, 2017, 12:00pm - July 14, 2017, 2:00pm

One thing my friends and family know about me is I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays and anniversaries!! I also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE supporting all of you out there. Friday, July 14, 2017 is the 1 year anniversary of my book: "YES I HAVE HERPES: A GYNECOLOGIST'S PERSPECTIVE IN & OUT OF THE STIRRUPS" release on Amazon. I am delighted to offer a Facebook Live on my 1 year book anniversary as I host an open forum for my Facebook community! Live streaming on July 14, 2017 from 12pm-2pm (PST) on this page, I will answer your questions and concerns regarding herpes and surrounding issues. Last year, I deemed July 14, 2016 Herpes Education Day and I would love to keep the trend going this year. Many of you have wonderful pertinent questions to the #herpes conversation and I am sure other people in the community are anxious to know my opinion and get education on it! I can also share my journey during this past year with the book, media, etc. You can send me your questions or concerns via Facebook starting now, or comment LIVE the day of and I will do my best to get through all of them. I may not be able to go through specific lab results and specific unique medical questions, we can have separate conversations at a later time. I have to admit this will be my first foray into Facebook Live so we will go with the flow and see what happens with the conversation, the wifi, and all that comes with being live! Looking forward to "seeing" you on Friday, July 14th #HerpesEducationDay! The caricature representation attached was created by my cousin Ate Rhoda in the Philippines. Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Sheila Loanzon makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. Dr. Sheila Loanzon does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. SHEILA LOANZON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

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Welp, I am just so embarrassed by a medical colleague that I have never met. I received an email from a herpes positive, Filipina young woman who was seeking advice about her recent herpes diagnosis. She had seen my recent vlog with Dr Kelly Schuh from Pink Tent and it finally gave her hope that she could overcome having herpes. This woman was diagnosed 1 year ago by a Filipina obgyn in Southern California whom she had hand picked hoping for compassion. Instead, this physician diagnosed herpes and gave the prescription of needing to go to church for confession (not the right antiviral prescription to give) and that she may infect her baby if she gets pregnant (healthy babies are born to herpes positive women all the time). This patient left the physician’s office feeling dirty, hopeless, and suicidal. I. AM. APPALLED.

I know it must be so difficult not to listen to everything your physician says or recommends. As a physician, It is an incredible gift to be diagnosing and treating patients armed with so much medical knowledge. However with this gift comes great responsibility. We may strongly master the academic information, and supremely miss the mark on everything else. It is NOT shame on you (the patient) for having herpes; it is shame on that doctor for being so dismissive, flippant, and inappropriate. Darn that doctor for making you feel worse during such a vulnerable time!! Physicians/ Medical Professionals: please remember that every facial expression, hand gesture, and sentence could translate into something important to our patients. Let us continue to work on being compassionate, sensitive, and aware that the diagnosis we give are not just words we studied in medical school. Our diagnosis belongs to a human being who may need tender support, accurate medical information, and perhaps a shoulder to cry on. We want to be a reliable resource, not professionals who make patients feel worse. Patients: to borrow the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

I absolutely love this inspirational video by Taraji Henson, I watch it now and again to boost my confidence if I lose my way. “If you listen to people and allow people to project their fears onto you, you won’t live… It all starts with you. You’re the temple and you have control… You can’t give another person responsibility for your happiness.” Facebook family, Start with you…
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I cried in the office with a young patient today. I didn’t meant to. I wanted to be strong and brave for her. I just couldn’t plaster a sympathetic professional “doctor” face on myself because my heart identified so strongly with her broken heart. We were one in that tender moment. I recognized myself in her 17 years ago when I too was newly diagnosed with genital herpes. With fresh tears continuously rolling down her cheeks, her supportive mother by her side, she implored with her eyes begging to know, “Will I ever be happy again? Will anyone love me? Will I always feel this pain? Can I even have a family?” Even as a veteran who has counseled and and diagnosed numerous patients, been interviewed about my book on herpes, and been an advocate for herpes awareness, I cannot be immune to the raw emotions that come with a stigmatized diagnosis. With my lips quivering and tears welling up in my eyes, I gave her a true, honest answer because I was where she was, and I am where I am now. "Yes. Absolutely. You will get there.”

To those just recently diagnosed: The first outbreak is the toughest. It’s difficult to see through the forest of diagnosis, medications, and implications to a clear future. Grieve, cry and mourn all that is lost. Take as much time as you need. There is no rush and no pressure here. As with all things, time usually heals many wounds. The first outbreak can come with distrust of a partner, God/universe, and/ or your body. Consider using this time to purify your body: sleep well, follow a healthy diet and exercise regiment full of vitamins and antioxidants, become aware of your body and the signals it gives to you. Find support in herpes communities in your area. Lean on friends as you need. Ask questions, do research (always be careful of google and the resources out there!), and educate yourself. Eventually, as with all things, you will be ready for the next step and us veterans out here who are thriving, surviving, and happy can help support and guide you as you need. Much love <3

An inspiring 12 min Tedx video by Sam Berns below. Regardless of which obstacles, health issues, or others stand in your way, you are several steps away from choosing to create your happy life.

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A year ago I would not have thought in my wildest dreams I would be doing in person interviews discussing my journey with herpes. I thought I could hide behind my book, the internet, and phone calls to get the job done. Hiding would not have done the herpes story justice. It took a lot of soul searching, strength building, and confidence tools to get to this interview: and here I am! Spreading the word about #herpes and breaking down walls and stigmas everywhere. Enjoy!

Thanks Sabrina Dax Publicity for garnering this opportunity! Thank you Brian Copeland for having me on your show and bringing this important sexually transmitted infection topic to light!

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