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Herpes

Herpes is a chronic infection of the genitals by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two strains of the virus: Type 1 and type 2. It results in sores to the genital region and also mouth sores. This STI is frequently transmitted via sexual contact with an infected person. Symptoms usually occur within 4 to 7 days after the initial exposure to the virus.

Symptoms of genital herpes include:

  • Flu-like symptoms that include - aches, fever, pain and generally feeling unwell.
  • Red, small or clear, blisters that eventually remain open and appear on the anus, buttocks, genitals or thighs.
  • Ulcers or blisters on the cervix.
  • Vaginal discharge.
  • Pain on urination.

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Treatment

The treatment for the genital herpes virus or HSV is different depending on whether it is your first time of expe-riencing symptoms for primary infection, or is a recurrent outbreak.

Causes

The virus remains in the nervous system and is active at different periods. People with HSV can suffer further outbreaks up to 4 - 5 times a year for the first two years from the initial infection. However, the virus is less active in the following years, causing fewer outbreaks. The symptoms of an outbreak are painful blisters and/or sores on the genitals and the surrounding area.

What we will do next

Our sexual health team will help you with all your health related concerns for treating existing herpes with diag-nosing the related symptoms and give you advice and prescribe appropriate medication to help you improve your health. You can book an appointment online or alternatively call us on 0207 096 8853.

FAQs on genital herpes

It may be difficult to know whether you have the HSV virus as symptoms vary and the cluster of fluid-filled blisters around the genital area can develop into sores that heal completely over a few days. Some people may find mild symptoms that look like a rash or appear to be ingrown hair.
There is no guaranteed way of preventing the spread of this virus except the complete abstention from sexual contact through which you will reduce the risk.
Outbreaks of genital herpes are usually triggered by the immune system due to it being under pressure, illness, stress, being ‘run down’ or other factors.

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If you are experiencing health concerns, you don't have to wait any longer.

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