Herpes is a genital infection caused by the Herpes Simplex virus, which can also lead to cold-sores on the mouth. In about 80% of cases, there are no symptoms, however where they do occur they most commonly include:
Herpes is usually chronic and can recur unpredictably and so even though it is not a dangerous or life-threatening health problem, it can be psychologically difficult to deal with.
Testing for the virus involves the use of swab and/or blood tests. If you have had unprotected sex or noticed changes or lesions, book an appointment with one of our doctors here or call us on 02074991581.