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WHAT CAUSES HERPES?

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Common causes for contracting genital herpes (HSV-2) include contact with a herpes sore, saliva from someone with oral herpes (HSV-1), genital fluids or skin-to-skin contact.

Regardless of whether someone is asymptomatic, HSV-2 can still be passed from one person to another. By understanding what causes HSV-2 and how it is passed from person to person, we can raise awareness and better protect ourselves and loved ones from infection.

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What causes herpes?

Genital herpes is most commonly spread through sexual contact with someone who has the virus.

Research suggests that the cause of genital herpes being one of the most common STIs is due to the fact that you can become infected from a sexual partner who has no visible lesions or is unaware that they are a carrier.

The cause of HSV-2 can also be linked to contact with someone who has HSV-1, commonly known as cold sores. HSV-1 can spread via oral sex, through contact from the mouth to the genitals. Although it is not the most common way to contract the virus, this is why some cases of genital herpes (HSV-2) are due to HSV-1.

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How to reduce your risk of infection

If you are sexually active, you will always have a risk of contracting an STI, however there are certain precautions you can take to reduce the risk of infection.

Practising safe sex methods, such as always using a condom, can minimise your chance of being infected. It’s important to note, however, that condoms do not cover all areas around the genitals that may have visible herpes sores.

If your partner has a confirmed case of HSV-2, taking a daily antiviral medication can also reduce your risk of being infected. It is essential that you and your partner talk about the condition and that they discuss treatment options with their healthcare provider.

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It’s time to look after your health

At hub.health our medical team is dedicated to helping people manage the symptoms of HSV-2. Start a conversation with our team today and take the first step toward a better quality of life.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

A clinician will review your assessment and respond within 24 hours. In most cases it will be much sooner than this.

Once your treatment has been paid for, we will ship with express delivery to anywhere in Australia, meaning your package should arrive within 1-3 days. Your product is shipped in an Australia Post package, which means it will be completely discreet.

Of course! If you log into your profile and head to the ‘Products’ tab, you will see a ‘Manage Treatment’ button. Click this and you’ll see the ability to send a message to your clinician. If you’re having any issues, just drop us a line at [email protected]

Yes, as part of joining hub.health, we will handle your repeat deliveries to ensure that you never miss one. If you ever wish to stop receiving your treatment, just cancel in the patient platform, or alternatively email [email protected]

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