How do women living with genital herpes, genital warts, and HPV infections see themselves as sexual beings? How are their lives changed? Adina Nack, Ph.D., a medical sociologist specializing in sexual health and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 infected women about topics that are all too little discussed, even as news circulates about GARDASIL and other STD vaccines.
TV interview with Adina Nack, Ph.D. about her cervical HPV experiences, STD research, her book "Damaged Goods? Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases", and women's lives after genital warts, HPV and herpes infections.
"Jorge (not his real name) feared his girlfriend would dump him. He'd been diagnosed with genital warts before meeting her, and hadn't yet told her about his infection. Jorge was being careful — no skin-to-skin sexual contact — but the disclosure was looming. So he'd done some research and learned what caused genital warts. Armed with that knowledge, he hoped that his girlfriend wouldn't reject him, especially since he knew she could be protected..."