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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The most common symptoms are blisters which can be painful appearing on the genital area.

Genital Herpes fall under the category of Sexual transmitted Infections (STI) as it can be passed on to others via sexual intercourse. 

Genital herpes is a chronic (long-term) condition. It can remain in your body in a dormant state and be triggered by certain situations. The average rate of recurrence is four to five times in the first two years after being infected. However, over time, it tends to become active less frequently and each outbreak becomes less severe.

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What is Genital Herpes?

Genital Herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) which can be transmitted to your partner via sexual intercourse.  It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) an can cause painful blisters around the genitals as well as on them.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

There are two different types of herpes simplex virus, type 1 and type 2.  Both of these viruses can be passed on to another person via direct contact or sexual intercourse.  

Type 1 HSV is usually catergorised as oral herpes which can cause cold sores around mouth or lips, it can also cause genital herpes, however most cases of gential herpes are caused by the HSV-2 virus.  

Type 1 HSV can be passed on via touching of the lips, kissing, sharing toothbrushes or eating utensils.  

Type 2 HSV will mainly be passed on via sexual contact.  

What treatment is available for Genital Herpes?

Here at Medicines2u we aim to provide fast and effective treatment for infection such as Genital Herpes.  We provide a course of either Aciclovir or Valaciclovir to treat or suppress your HSV symptoms.  Simply click on the medication and fill out our online consultation form.  Our in house doctor will review your application, once approved we can send your medication to you, delivered to your doorstep.