Re: Difficulty getting health insurance w/ herpes
yes, they can deny the preexisting condition for a period of time, but i also don't think they can deny coverage in general. Also, did you have insurance previously? If so, the time you were insured can sometimes be counted towards the time you have to wait for coverage. It depends a lot on how long you've been uninsured. I was insured at the time my babies were born with herpes, so I don't have much more than that to offer...sorry.
are you a student in college? If so, try the university's health clinic. They are usually pretty on top of STDs and tend to know more about a lot of them then a lot of doc's. At least, at the universities I attended that was the case. Usually it will be free or very very cheap and the records would be very private.
Mom to two HSV-1 survivors!