Genital herpesOverview


Genital herpes is an infection spread through sex that can cause small blisters on the genitals, anus, thighs or bottom.


Symptoms of genital herpes include small red blisters around your genitals, anus, thighs or bottom.


Treatments for genital herpes include antiviral medicine and cream for any pain. You can get treatment at a sexual health clinic.


Until the blisters have fully healed, genital herpes is very easy to pass on from skin contact with the infected area.

Page last reviewed: 06/09/2017
Next review due: 06/09/2020