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.
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.
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.
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.
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Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
At Walk in Clinic, we provide convenient and affordable private gp services to patients. If you are staying, visiting or working in London, then our gp appointments can be conducted in person by walking in at the clinic.