The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. If you have any concerns, you should have an STD screening test. In the event of an infection, follow the treatment correctly and inform your sexual partners.

How can genital herpes be treated?

No treatment can cure herpes.

However, the appropriate antiviral creams or treatments can relieve the symptoms and reduce the frequency of outbreaks.

Antiviral creams reduce the duration of the inflammation.

For oral herpes there are antiseptics that dry up the cold sores and prevent a secondary infection.

In the event of a secondary infection, antibiotic creams must be used.

Since 2000, the network of clinicians has been collecting information on the high-risk behaviour of patients suffering from an STD including genital herpes.


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