99 episodes

The Life With Herpes Podcast is created to educate, entertain and connect the underserved and, often ostracized, community of people living with herpes. Each week, Life With Herpes the show focuses on personal stories, managing day to day life with herpes, a weekly Ask Alexandra section, and weekly interviews with medical or industry professionals. We will cover things ranging from the stigma, how to cope and the hard core facts about herpes. The show will help people with the virus understand it and learn how to survive their outbreaks.

Life With Herpes Alexandra Harbushka

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 83 Ratings

The Life With Herpes Podcast is created to educate, entertain and connect the underserved and, often ostracized, community of people living with herpes. Each week, Life With Herpes the show focuses on personal stories, managing day to day life with herpes, a weekly Ask Alexandra section, and weekly interviews with medical or industry professionals. We will cover things ranging from the stigma, how to cope and the hard core facts about herpes. The show will help people with the virus understand it and learn how to survive their outbreaks.

    What Life with Herpes Looks like for 11 Years

    What Life with Herpes Looks like for 11 Years

    When I was first diagnosed with herpes I'd wondered what life with herpes would look like for 11 years. At the time, I didn't think that a happy life was even possible. I mean, I had herpes. In today's video I walk you through what it's like living with herpes 11 years later.

    • 4 min
    You Have Herpes Questions, the Top FAQ's Answered

    You Have Herpes Questions, the Top FAQ's Answered

    If you've just been diagnosed with herpes you have herpes questions. So Alexandra's answered the top FAQ's in today's vlog.
    She talks about that waiting period of wondering if your herpes results are going to come back positive or negative. There are so many ups and downs that lead you down a rabbit hole of questions.

    • 5 min
    What Doctor Said when I Went for My Physical

    What Doctor Said when I Went for My Physical

    Now it's Tuesday and I know something is wrong. This is the same day as it was eleven years ago. By now the blisters had fully shown up and I was in unbelievable pain. I felt so sick and could not imagine what was going on. Today was supposed to be just a regular physical but instead it turned into the day to go to the doctors and get a resolution.

    • 3 min
    What You Need to Know about Herpes in 2022

    What You Need to Know about Herpes in 2022

    Being diagnosed with herpes in 2003 is very different than being diagnosed with herpes in 2022 . The major difference is the ability to find resources and educate yourself because back in the early 2000's it was even more taboo than now.
    Alexandra shares her point of view from 2003 till today in 2022. There are three things that really stand out.

    • 5 min
    Something Was Wrong but I Didn't Think It Was Herpes with Alexandra Harbushka

    Something Was Wrong but I Didn't Think It Was Herpes with Alexandra Harbushka

    Eleven years ago I was diagnosed with genital herpes.
    This year in 2022 falls on the same days of the week as in 2011. I've shared things here and there but I've never walked you through exactly what I did and how I felt. Share what I can remember and the good, the bad and the ugly. My intention for this week is to bring awareness to herpes: your life moves on and you forget how big of a deal it is. Talk you through the exact week 11 years ago, build awareness and hand hold you through your diagnosis. Reconnect so that you know you are not alone.

    • 5 min
    How Do You Get Pregnant without Transmitting Herpes to Your Partner with Alexandra Harbushka

    How Do You Get Pregnant without Transmitting Herpes to Your Partner with Alexandra Harbushka

    When we hear about herpes or are diagnosed with herpes we automatically think we have to use a condom or some type of protection for the rest of our life.
    I've had a lot of you ask me about my story and how did I get pregnant and was I worried about transmitting it to my husband.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

helloiloveyouxx ,

Thank you

This has been really helpful. I was diagnosed (if that’s the proper term) 5 months ago and I sought as much information and support as possible when I found out but now that I’m seeing someone new, I wanted to get some advice on how to tell them and this whole podcast has been great. Thank you so much.

judluk ,

Just What I Needed

I never thought in a million years I would find comfort in a Podcast titled with the word Herpes in it! And here I am. Thank you for calming my nerves. I love how simple you explain things; thank you for your down-to-earth personality!

spookyhunny ,

Question & review

Love this podcast so far. My question is where I can send in personal questions? Someone lmk !

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