- Genital herpes is a relatively common STI that is also one of the easiest to recognise. If you think that you might have herpes, you should visit the sexual health clinic on Harley Street to start treatment right away.
Getting the Diagnosis
The main symptom of herpes is the growth of painful blisters on or around your genitals. If you notice any unusual growths or blisters, you should visit the Harley Street sexual health clinic to find out what is wrong.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, which means that it can be transmitted when you have sexual contact with another person. It is possible to catch genital herpes even if you are using a condom as the infectious blisters can affect the entire genital region. However, wearing a condom can reduce the chances of catching herpes and it can also protect you against other sexually transmitted infections.
Treatment for Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is a chronic condition. Once the herpes virus has got into your system, it will stay there, which means that your symptoms can come back even after they’ve been eliminated. Most people will have above four or five outbreaks of herpes symptoms in the first couple of years after they are infected. After this, the outbreaks should become less common.
Although the infection can’t be cured, it is possible to bring the symptoms under control, which can also prevent you from spreading herpes to your sexual partners. If you are diagnosed with genital herpes at the sexual health clinic on Harley Street you will be prescribed an antiviral medication that can stop the virus from reproducing. You may need to take this medication again when the symptoms recur, but sometimes it is possible to treat recurring herpes outbreaks simply by keeping the area clean and using an ice pack or cream to relieve the pain.