Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection which is very common and affects as much as 30% of the world population. Genital herpes can cause painful blisters on the genitals and surrounding areas during an outbreak and can not be cured but may be effectively controlled using antiviral medications. It is similar to ‘cold sores’ found on the hands and face but is located on or around the genital regions such as the penis, anus or vagina.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 23, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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