After knowing your symptoms and clinical history, your doctor will request laboratory tests, a viral culture, and a PCR test to determine the type of virus you have.
Genital herpes is not curable, but treatment, through antiviral medications, can relieve pain and itching, as well as heal sores faster. It can also lessen symptoms in subsequent outbreaks, reduce recurrences, and minimize its spread.
Like any treatment, it will have a better response if it is started shortly after the first outbreak.
The only sure way to avoid getting genital herpes and any other sexually transmitted diseases is by having safe, low-risk sex, also:
- Use condoms correctly.
- Avoid risky practices, such as constantly changing partners or having sex with promiscuous people.
- Do not have sex with people who have symptoms or may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection.
- Establish a monogamous relationship on both sides.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.