Get Rid of Herpes - Is it Possible?

Being diagnosed with genital herpes can be a very disconcerting experience, and most the thing new sufferers want to know most of all is “How do I get rid of it?”. But what people who are recently diagnosed with the disease must know is that having herpes is not the end of the world. What you should do after learning that you have herpes is to accept that you have the disease and learn as much as you can about it. And one of the first things that you will learn about genital herpes is that there is currently no known cure for the disease. This does not mean though that having herpes is a death sentence. The disease itself is easily manageable and once you are able to take care of the symptoms, you can still live a normal life even if you have this disease. Even if you can’t get rid of genital herpes you can still deal with it in such a way that it will have a minimal impact on your life.

To manage genital herpes effectively, you must be able to control the symptoms. Because it is caused by a virus, symptoms of genital herpes are affected greatly by lifestyle factors such as stress, diet and exercise. So if you know that you have genital herpes you should do your best to keep yourself in good health and in tip-top shape.

Your ultimate goal in managing herpes is to control outbreaks which are characterized by the trademark genital herpes blisters. There are individuals who have managed to avoid having outbreaks for years and they have done it through eating healthy and having sufficient exercise.

Remember, even if you can’t totally get rid of genital herpes, you can still live a normal life with a healthy lifestyle.

A Puerto Rican Vision of Bilingual-Bicultural Education

In the years before the consent decree was signed, Puerto Rican parents and educators in New York City had faced institutional resistance to the implementation of bilingual and ESL instruction and to their demands for community participation in the governance of neighborhood schools. While the “Boricua” community was struggling for bilingual/bicultural education programs, African Americans sought to obtain desegregated, high-quality schooling in community-controlled public schools.

Encouraged by the civil rights victories of African Americans, Puerto RicanĀ boricua culture leaders created organizations like Aspira and PRLDEF and engaged in protracted negotiations with the central school board. These measures led to the 1974 consent decree compromise. Concurrently, both Puerto Rican and African American communities participated in the 1960s community control “school wars” that led to another political compromise, New York State’s 1969 School Decentralization Law.

Puerto Rican community support for bilingual education in New York City had always been high. It was motivated by a dedication to cultural survival, reflective of their struggle for identity in New York City, the quintessential “melting pot” American city. “Boricuans” embraced bilingual/bicultural education as an expression of a pluralist philosophy that respects the language and culture of their children and families.

This was in direct opposition to the deficit models of education embedded in many compensatory programs of the 1960s. “Boricuan” community leaders and educators argued that their children and youth, as native-born citizens of the United States whose native language was Spanish, had a right to be taught in a language they understood and that this type of instruction should prevail until they could acquire sufficient proficiency in English to enable them to learn alongside their English-speaking peers.