Author Richard Mancuso goes into intimate detail of his personal journey to find relief from a debilitating form of herpes, one that he has suffered from for over 20 years. This book reveals his journey and describes in great detail what it was like to find complete relief through an experimental vaccine created by Dr William Halford, and records his experience during the Phase One trial overseas.
In this tell-all memoir, complete with descriptions and photographs, the author spends a great deal of time discussing the stigma of Herpes and dispelling its many myths. This provides readers with a better understanding of how we can all make changes for a better chance of combating the disease and fighting the mistreatment of those who suffer from it. The book explores the author's struggles and experiences, helping those unfamiliar with the effects of herpes to understand the suffering of someone they know and/or love. #AskingForaFriend
This very relatable and informative book was very insightful. This is such a common virus but has such an ugly stigma. You do not need to suffer to benefit from this book. It’s helps erase the ugly. I am so happy we are finally bringing this subject to light!
Review of Asking for a Friend
Great description of what hsv 1 and 2 are. Very detailed information about what Theravax is and someone’s experience with the vaccine. Detailed info about the stigmas associated with hsv. I did not agree with the author’s suggestion of not informing potential sexual partners during the first meeting. I liked the explanation describing what type of vaccine that Theravax is. I highly recommend this book.