Genital herpes treatments

Treat herpes quickly and discreetly online, with no pharmacy visit needed. Our licensed antiviral treatments are effective for fast treatment and ongoing suppression.

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After that you can choose your preferred treatment

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We’ll then deliver your order in discreet packaging

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All treatment options

All our antiviral medicines work in equally effective ways to either treat current outbreaks, or suppress future breakouts.

Aciclovir

Aciclovir(generic Zovirax®)

  • Popular
  • Cost effective
  • check_circle_filledOutbreaks: Take 1 tablet, 3 times a day, for 5 days
  • check_circle_filledSuppression: Take 1 tablet twice a day for up to a year
  • check_circle_filledStops the herpes virus reproducing
from £0.30 a tabletadd_circlePrices
Valaciclovir

Valaciclovir(generic Valtrex®)

  • Convenient
  • Fewer tablets per day
  • check_circle_filledOutbreaks: Take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, for 3 days
  • check_circle_filledSuppression: Take 1 tablet daily for up to a year
  • check_circle_filledStops the herpes virus reproducing
from £2.61 a tabletadd_circlePrices
Valtrex®

Valtrex®(branded Valaciclovir)

  • Well known brand
  • Fewer tablets per day
  • check_circle_filledOutbreaks: Take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, for 3 days
  • check_circle_filledSuppression: Take 1 tablet daily for up to a year
  • check_circle_filledStops the herpes virus reproducing
from £2.62 a tabletadd_circlePrices
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About genital herpes

Genital herpes is a very common, highly contagious infection usually spread through unprotected sex. It’s typically caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), and sometimes the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) — that’s the virus often responsible for cold sores. Symptoms of herpes include blisters similar to cold sores on the genitals, although in many people who have it, it produces mild or no symptoms.
The first time you get herpes, symptoms can be quite severe. After your first infection, the virus remains dormant in the area of infection and can reactivate, causing recurrent outbreaks. These tend to be less severe than the first infection, and may not trigger symptoms at all
When taken regularly, antiviral medications can help reduce the frequency and severity of herpes outbreaks.
Herpes is typically caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2). After your first infection, the virus remains dormant in the area of infection and can reactivate, causing recurrent outbreaks.
The main symptoms of herpes are small blisters on the genitals that become painful and dry, like cold sores. These can appear anywhere around the genitals or surrounding areas. You may also experience flu-like symptoms and swollen lymph nodes.
Symptoms may appear within a few days to a couple of weeks after being infected, or the virus may lay dormant for months or even years before causing a symptom outbreak. Your initial infection is usually severe, while recurring outbreaks tend to be more mild.
Many people aren’t symptomatic at all, but can still pass on the infection.
If you suffer from six or more genital herpes outbreaks per year, suppression treatment may be suitable for you. This is when you take antiviral medication daily — rather than only when you have symptoms — to prevent recurrent outbreaks. Research suggests that suppression treatment can reduce the number of outbreaks by 70–80%, and cause symptoms to be both milder and shorter.
Antiviral medicines stops the herpes simplex virus from replicating, clearing up the infection.
All the genital herpes treatments we offer work in a similar way but can vary in price, the number of tablets you need to take and how often you need to take them. Start a free consultation to see our recommendated treatment for you.
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