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Genital Herpes Treatment Articles

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Can you have safe sex if you have herpes?

It’s entirely possible to have safe sex if you have herpes. By monitoring your symptoms, having access to treatment and being mindful of triggers, you can lead a normal, healthy sex life. 

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How to avoid spreading Herpes?

Having an STI can feel uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially when they are visible like genital herpes. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the herpes virus. This means that once you catch it, the virus lives in your skin indefinitely. However, ...

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What is the difference between genital and oral herpes?

Genital and oral herpes are caused by different strains of the herpes virus and passed on in different ways. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection, whereas oral herpes most commonly refers to a cold sore.

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What Is a Dental Dam?

A dental dam provides protection during oral sex to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. It's essentially a piece of latex that's placed over the genitals or anus during oral stimulation. They function in a similar way to a ...

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What are genital warts?

Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) passed on through sexual contact. They are not serious but they can be unsightly and cause embarrassment and discomfort. 

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Instillagel

Instillagel is a gel that is used to numb the parts of the body it is applied to (local anaesthetic) and reduce the risk of infection (antiseptic) in many situations, including for people with genital herpes.

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How can you catch genital herpes?

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection. It causes blisters and sores to appear around the genitals or anus. It’s passed on during sex, including oral and anal sex. It’s possible to carry the virus without ever having sy...

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Genital herpes: signs and symptoms

Genital herpes is a recurring virus, which has no cure. Once it manifests itself in the host’s body, it keeps recurring again and again. There are signs and symptoms that patients can be aware of, so that they can seek medical attention im...