Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease which can be caused by two viruses. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2). Oral herpes triggered by HSV-1 can be transmitted from the mouth to genitals through oral sex. Therefore, some cases of genital herpes are caused by HSV-1. Genital Herpes can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, and/or anal sex with a person who has virus. While there is no cure for herpes, there are treatments that can prevent and/or shorten an outbreak. 

Signs and Symptoms

  • A group of itchy or painful blisters on the vagina, anus, vulva, cervix, penis, or inside of thighs
  • Burning when peeing if urine touches the blisters
  • Difficulty peeing because the blisters are blocking the urethra
  • Pain around the genital
  • Swollen glands
  • Fever/chills