Genital Herpes Treatment

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If you think you have genital herpes, or have recurrent genital herpes, our doctors can provide you with treatment to get rid of the infection and prevent it from coming back.

You can find more about the genital herpes treatments we offer and how they work below.

Why choose us?

  1. Your information is reviewed by our doctors to make your treatment is right
  2. We offer a discreet service with no need for a face to face appointment
  3. Choose free delivery or collect from your local Asda pharmacy
  4. Get aftercare and message our doctors via your online account

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How to treat genital herpes

Genital herpes treatments help to stop the virus that causes the outbreak (HSV) from multiplying. This helps to stop an outbreak getting worse and to help it heal faster. These are known as antiviral medications. They will not completely get rid of the virus from your body, but will treat the outbreak of genital herpes, helping with symptoms.

For your first outbreak, you will usually need to take a longer course of treatment. After the first outbreak, you can keep some medication to hand so that if you start to notice your symptoms starting again, you can start the treatment as soon as possible. For recurrent outbreaks, you can be prescribed with a suppression treatment, to stop genital herpes from coming back as often. The dosage will be explained to you by your doctor.

Antiviral medication will shorten the outbreak by 1 to 2 days if taken as soon as symptoms begin. You should see the medication working within a few days of treatment but this is different for everyone.

You will get the best effect from antiviral medication if you take it as soon as your symptoms appear, as this stops the virus from reproducing. If you miss a dose, continue taking your medication as normal at the next dose. This may lower the effectiveness.

Different types of genital herpes treatment


This antiviral medication is taken 3 times a day for 5 days to treat a genital herpes outbreak. It can also be used to suppress genital herpes, if you have outbreaks more than 6 times a year. For suppression it is taken 2 times a day, for 6 to 12 months. Aciclovir can be used when pregnant and breastfeeding but it is important that you speak to your doctor first.


Valaciclovir can be taken twice a day for 3 days, to treat an outbreak, or as a suppression treatment once daily. The main difference between Aciclovir and Valaciclovir is that Valaciclovir is taken fewer times in a day.


Famciclovir is used to treat genital herpes outbreaks. It only needs to be taken for 24 hours, for example one dose in the morning and one in the evening.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 31 Aug 2021

Last reviewed: 31 Aug 2021

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