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Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with approximately 1 in 10 adults being infected with the HSV-2 strain.

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Common symptoms of Genital herpes

There is no cure for this lifelong viral infection, however the symptoms of the condition can be managed through effective and consistent treatment.

When an outbreak occurs, the most prominent visible symptom can be seen as genital lesions.

If someone only presents with mild symptoms, however, they may mistake these legions as an ingrown hair or pimple.

Other symptoms may also include painful urination or swelling around the genitals.


How severe can herpes symptoms become?

Research suggests that HSV-2 is one of the most commonly transmitted infections, due to its asymptomatic nature in many carriers.

Although it is not uncommon to experience zero or minimal symptoms when infected with HSV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the importance of addressing the chronic nature of the infection, rather than focusing only on treatment after an outbreak occurs.

During a herpes outbreak, some people also experience painful urination and uncomfortable or itching sensations in the genital regions, both of which may also be accompanied by fever or flu-like symptoms.

Whether you are asymptomatic or not, the only way to know if you carry the herpes virus is by visiting your doctor for an assessment.

During the lead up to an outbreak, some individuals will experience additional symptoms, which may include swollen glands, difficulty swallowing, fever, chills, headaches, body aches and fatigue.


Each individual is likely to experience a unique set of symptoms, which can range from no noticeable signs at all, through to severe symptoms that include acute swelling, burning sensations, blistering sores and fatigue.

Although the symptoms associated with HSV-2 can be uncomfortable, effective genital herpes management can be achieved through antiviral medication.

Clinical management works to improve the quality of life for those living with genital herpes and minimising the likelihood of recurring outbreaks in the future.

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Herpes (HSV-2) FAQs

How do I know if I have herpes simplex virus?

Most people who carry the herpes virus are asymptomatic, meaning they have no obvious or visible symptoms. Some people have mild herpes symptoms that can be mistaken for other skin conditions, like pimples or ingrown hairs.

If you’re experiencing small blister-like sores on or around the genitals, this is a sign you may be experiencing a herpes outbreak. An outbreak may be itchy, painful, and accompanied by flu-like symptoms (fever and body aches), a burning sensation when urinating, and fatigue.

Whether you’re asymptomatic or not, the only way to know if you carry the herpes virus is by visiting your healthcare professional for assessment.

What are common symptoms of HSV-2?

Symptoms for genital herpes typically include a group of itchy or painful blisters in the genital area that can evolve into sores. Other HSV-2 symptoms include burning when urinating, difficulty urinating, itching, and painful genitals. Flu-like symptoms of swollen glands, fever, chills, headaches, aches, and fatigue may also arise.

Can I receive a first-time HSV-2 treatment script or only repeats?

The hub.health medical team provides the highest standard of healthcare, and since text-based consults do not provide our team with enough information to determine whether you have HSV-2, unfortunately they can only offer prescriptions and treatments to patients who have already been diagnosed with HSV-2 by another doctor.

Our platform aims to simplify healthcare for those who are already on HSV-2 medication. If you believe you have Herpes Simplex Virus, visit your local GP for assessment.

Am I guaranteed a prescription and treatment for HSV-2?

At hub.health, we assess each patient individually. If our team determines a potential risk related to a specific treatment, or you do not have a confirmed diagnosis of HSV-2, your prescription may not be issued. Your practitioner may provide recommendations for the next steps, including in-person GP visits for further assessment.

Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?

Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.

Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.


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