Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted viral infection (STI) which can cause painful outbreaks of blisters around the genital area.

Aciclovir Tablets are used to treat infections of the lips or nose (cold sores), skin and genitals caused by herpes virus. Aciclovir tablets are also used to prevent repeated herpes infections and to protect people who have a low resistance to disease and have been in contact with herpes.

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What is Herpes?

Genital Herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the spread of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) causing painful blisters to form on and around the genital area. The spread of HSV can be easily spread during unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sexual activity. There is no cure for HSV however herpes outbreaks can be managed using antivirals.


Herpes Symptoms:

In many cases symptoms may not experience physical symptoms for months or even years after being infected. Due to the dormant nature of the symptoms many people who have HSV do not know they have it. The initial physical symptoms are usually more severe than thew further recurrent outbreaks. Initial symptoms include.

  • Painful blisters around the genital area (penis, vagina and rectum)
  • Women may experience blisters on the cervix 
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pain when urinaing
  • Fever 


The symptoms of subsequent outbreaks are generally less severe and may include:

  • Tingling or burning sensation before your blisters appear.
  • Painful blisters that burst leaving sores around the genitals or rectum.
  • Women may experience blisters on the cervix.



Herpes Treatments:

There is no cure for herpes but it can be managed by treating the condition with antivirals. Aciclovir is available for the treatment of herpes from NationWide Pharmacies.


Preventing Herpes:

Using a condom during vaginal, anal or oral sex is the best form of prevention against contracting herpes. If you share sex toys with your partner you should make sure you wash them or cover them with a condom when sharing.