Genital Herpes Topic Guide

Genital Herpes Genital Herpes: Genital herpes is an infection of the genital area in men or women caused by the herpes simplex (HSV) viruses. Learn about symptoms, causes, how it spreads, how to reduce the risk of transmission, and how it is treated.

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Genital Herpes Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

valacyclovir Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat or prevent herpes virus episodes, including genital herpes or shingles (herpes zoster) in adults....learn more »

famciclovir Famciclovir

Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.

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acyclovir topical Acyclovir Topical

Acyclovir topical (for the skin) is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat skin symptoms caused by the herpes virus...learn more »

acyclovir (injection) Acyclovir (injection)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the sympto...learn more »

acyclovir (oral) Acyclovir (oral)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the sympto...learn more »