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About Herpes Simplex Virus

What is Herpes?

Herpes is a common STD caused by HSV-1 or HSV-2. After the initial infection, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times a year.

How do I know I have Herpes?

Most people infected with herpes do not have any symptoms. After the initial infection, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times a year.

How is it transmitted?

It can be transmitted from having kissing or oral, vaginal and anal intercourse.

What are the symptoms?

When present, the characteristic signs of herpes are itching and painful blisters that appear on the lips, genital or rectal area.

Is herpes the same as genital warts or syphilis?

No. Genital warts is caused by the human papillomavirus while and syphilis is caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum.

Can Herpes be cured?

Unfortunately, there's no FDA-approved cure for herpes. However, antivirals can minimize the severity and duration of an outbreak and also reduce the frequency of future occurrences.

Herpes Outbreak Treatment
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Preventative Treatment

Our medical quiz may help in your decision making process

Have you been diagnosed with herpes (HSV 1 or 2)?

Do you have frequent herpes outbreaks (>4/year)?

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Do you have a severe form of herpes symptoms?

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Do you have HIV/AIDS?

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Which is more important to you?

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We discourage daily antiviral use if you haven't been diagnosed with herpes. However, you may be treated empirically if you develop the characteristic herpes lesions

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Your Final Result

Have you been diagnosed with herpes (HSV 1 or 2)?

Do you have frequent herpes outbreaks (>4/year)?

Do you have a severe form of herpes symptoms?

Do you have HIV/AIDS?

Which is more important to you?

Based on your responses, you appear to have a mild case of HSV. You may benefit from episodic treatment as needed when a herpes outbreak develops
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Based on your responses, we recommend the preventive treatment option to suppress the virus
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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.
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