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Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

What is Herpes simplex 1 & 2?

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by 2 viruses. These viruses are called herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2.

How is it spread?

You can get herpes by vaginal, oral or anal sex with someone who has the disease. It is transmitted by close physical contact.

How will I know I have it?

80% of people do not know they have the virus. A minority will develop a severe outbreak of genital sores usually as one or more painful blisters around the genitals, rectum or mouth. These are usually more severe in females. When this outbreak occurs both males and females can experienceflu like symptoms such as

  • fever
  • body aches
  • swollen glands
  • tingling pain in genital area, buttocks and legs.

Repeat outbreaks of genital herpes are common in the first year of infection. Repeat outbreaks can be shorter and less severe than the first. The infection can stay in your body for the rest of your life, however the number of outbreaks decrease over a period of years.

How is it diagnosed?

A finger prick blood sample can tell you if you have herpes 1 or 2 in your body.

What is the treatment?

A prescription for pain relief and antiviral medication if symptomatic.

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Standard Kit

Self screening test for 2 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea

€50

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Advanced Kit

Self screening test for 6 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

€120

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Complete Kit

Self screening test for 12 of the most commonly diagnosed STD’s.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Trichomoniasis, Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

€220

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