Genital herpes is spread by intimate contact and erupts as a blistering, burning, or painful rash. After the initial eruption, the rash recurs from time to time. An antiviral medication can relieve outbreaks more quickly.

What causes genital herpes?

  • A virus that attaches to nerve endings in the genital region
  • Sexual contact with an infected person can spread the virus
  • Oral herpes infection can spread virus to genitalia
  • Both HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex Virus-1) and HSV-2 may cause the rash

Features of genital herpes:

  • Blistering rash on the penis, vagina, or near the anus
  • Rash can appear as blisters or sores (ulcers)
  • There may be clear liquid draining from the blisters
  • There may be an enlarged lymph node or lump in the groin region
  • Recurrences may be in the same or different locations
  • There is no cure, only suppression therapy

What should I expect?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • With the right prescription, your rash should improve faster
  • Most will improve within a few days of starting therapy
  • Recurrences may occur from time to time
  • You can be treated any time you have a flare-up
  • First time outbreaks should be confirmed by an in-person examination before treatment
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
  • A copy of any lab orders will be sent directly to you for added convenience
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.