Even without signs of the disease, herpes can still be spread to sex partners. Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version Basic fact sheets are presented in plain language for individuals with general questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. What is oral herpes?
Genital herpes symptoms are often mild and infrequent, often going unnoticed. For this reason the majority of people who have genital herpes sometime referred to as HSV-2 may be unaware they have it. Learning to recognise genital herpes symptoms can help an individual avoid sexual contact during a herpes episode and hence reduce the risk of transmitting genital herpes to a sexual partner. For those people who experience more severe symptoms, an outbreak of genital herpes commonly consists of blisters or sores like cold-sores on or around your genitals.
A very painful sexually transmitted infection where blisters develop on your penis. A virus that produces a red blistering rash on your genitals. What are the main symptoms?
Why you should go to a sexual health clinic You can see your GP, but they'll probably refer you to a sexual health clinic if they think you might have genital herpes. Sexual health clinics treat problems with the genitals and urine system. Many sexual health clinics offer a walk-in service, where you don't need an appointment. They'll often get test results quicker than GP practices and you don't have to pay a prescription fee for treatment.