Herpes FAQ

Labs are not always required. We may treat you empirically if you're experiencing an outbreak.
Yes, we're able to treat your adult partner if they consent.
Our medical providers are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sexual infections. However, STD screening is still recommended for definitive diagnosis.
This is essentially taking antivirals such as Acyclovir or Valacyclovir for a short period of time to treat an outbreak.
This involves taking antivirals such as Acyclovir or Valacyclovir daily for an extended period to minimize recurrent outbreaks or prevent infecting a negative partner.


PrEP is taken before HIV exposure by people who are at risk of getting HIV to prevent. PEP means taking HIV medicines after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
No, you should not stop using condoms. PrEP doesn't give you any protection against other STDs.
You must take PrEP daily for it to work. People stop taking PrEP if your risk of getting HIV infection becomes low or your HIV partner initiated ART.
7 days for receptive anal sex, 21 days for receptive vaginal sex and injection drug use. No data are yet available for insertive anal or insertive vaginal sex.
No, PrEP is for pre-exposure. You should get PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) instead if you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through injection drug use.