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Genital herpes


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Symptoms of genital herpes include small blisters around your genitals, anus, thighs or bottom and pain when you pee.

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

You can deal with outbreaks of genital herpes yourself by keeping the infected area clean and avoiding sex until the sores have gone away.

You can get genital herpes from skin contact with the infected area even when no sores or blisters are visible.

You can reduce the chance of passing on genital herpes by using a condom every time you have sex and not sharing sex toys.

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

Page last reviewed: 27/06/2023
Next review due: 27/06/2026