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What is Genital Herpes?

A sexually transmitted disease (STD), genital herpes is a common disease caused by the herpes virus. It mainly affects the genitals, anus, or oral region. This disease condition is not life-threatening like other STDs, but there is no permanent cure available.

Studies have shown that herpes can increase the risk of acquiring the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Data pertaining to the prevalence of infection in the Indian population are limited.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Patients will not experience any symptoms and remain unrecognized in the beginning. The first symptoms are manifested within 2 to 10 days of getting infected. Few common symptoms include

The fluid-filled blisters break open and heal forming a crust without leaving a mark. This happens within 15 to 23 days of acquiring the infection. In recurrent infection, there are no flu-like symptoms and the sores are less painful. The number of blisters reduces with time and resolves within a week. Symptoms experienced by individuals may also vary.

What are its main causes?

Genital herpes is caused by two viruses: herpes simplex virus 1(HSV 1) and HSV 2. HSV 2 is the common cause of ulcers in the genitals, anus, and buttocks and HSV 1 in the oral region.

The herpes virus is transmitted during sexual intercourse from the infected sores (vaginal, anal, or oral sex). The infection may be transmitted even if there is no sore on the infected person.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

If you experience the above-mentioned symptoms, you and your partner should consult a doctor. The physician will initially collect the fluid sample from the sore (if present) to identify the virus. If sores are not seen, a blood test is carried out to detect antibodies.

Your doctor will prescribe anti-viral medicines to reduce the severity and time of recurrent infections. Medications to relieve pain are also prescribed. Unfortunately, there is no cure available, but you can reduce the spread by

  • Using a condom during sex
  • Avoiding sex if you or your partner has active sores
  • Avoiding multiple partners
  1. Medicines for Genital Herpes
  2. Doctors for Genital Herpes
Dr. Jogya Bori

Dr. Jogya Bori

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Dr. Lalit Shishara

Dr. Lalit Shishara

संक्रामक रोग

Dr. Amisha Mirchandani

Dr. Amisha Mirchandani

संक्रामक रोग

Medicines for Genital Herpes

Medicines listed below are available for Genital Herpes. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Acicet TabletAcicet 200 Mg Tablet Dt49.0
AciherpinAciherpin 200 Mg Tablet57.0
AcivexAcivex 200 Mg Tablet Dt78.0
AxovirAxovir 250 Mg Injection258.0
Lovir (Eli Lilly)Lovir 400 Mg Tablet124.0
NeoclovirNeoclovir 250 Mg Injection218.0
TriclovirTriclovir 400 Mg Tablet120.0
TrikaseTrikase 800 Mg Tablet233.0
VazovirVazovir 500 Mg Injection670.0
Vir InjectionVir 250 Mg Injection471.0
AcivAciv 400 Mg Tablet110.0
AcivirAcivir 200 Mg Tablet Dt66.0
AclovirAclovir 200 Mg Tablet55.0
AtcAtc 800 Mg Capsule38.0
CyclopizCyclopiz 200 Mg Tablet55.0
DocvirDocvir 400 Mg Tablet Dt51.0
GlenviraxGlenvirax 200 Mg Tablet18.0
HerperaxHerperax 200 Mg Tablet36.0
HerpesafeHerpesafe 400 Mg Tablet Dt66.0
HerpexHerpex 100 Mg Tablet81.0
HerpikindHerpikind 200 Mg Tablet72.0
HerzovirHerzovir 250 Mg Injection465.0
LovirLovir 200 Mg Tablet365.0
NorbitaNorbita 400 Mg Tablet12.0
OcuvirOcuvir 120 Mg Suspension128.0
OptiviralOptiviral 200 Mg Tablet51.0
PsyvirPsyvir 400 Mg Tablet137.0
RivolRivol 200 Mg Tablet60.0
ViraxVirax 800 Mg Tablet211.0
ZosterZoster 5%W/W Cream15.0
ZoviraxZovirax 200 Mg Tablet33.0
ZovistarZovistar 200 Mg Tablet56.0
ZoylexZoylex 500 Mg Injection670.0
Zoylex RdZoylex Rd 250 Mg Injection529.0
RhovirRhovir 800 Mg Tablet204.0
ZovirZovir 400 Mg Tablet129.0
ClovirClovir 5% Ointment37.63
OpthovirOpthovir 3% Ointment46.66
SetuvirSetuvir 5% Cream36.4
ToxinexToxinex 3% Eye Ointment65.0
ViraVira Eye Ointment38.25
VirinoxVirinox 3% W/W Eye Ointment43.5
VirucidVirucid 3% Eye Ointment49.95
YavirYavir 3% Eye Ointment38.0
AcyclovirAcyclovir 5% W/W Eye Ointment67.17
ClovidermCloviderm 5% Ointment18.75
EyevirEyevir 3% Eye Ointment45.0
Primacort PlusPrimacort Plus 5% Cream66.67
Virax FcVirax Fc Tablet190.47
VirovirVirovir 250 Mg Tablet255.75
FamcimacFamcimac 250 Mg Tablet177.8
FamtrexFamtrex 250 Mg Tablet431.0
MicrovirMicrovir 250 Mg Tablet149.5
PenvirPenvir 250 Mg Tablet180.0
ValcetValcet 1000 Mg Tablet180.0
ValcivirValcivir 1000 Mg Tablet200.5
ZimivirZimivir 1000 Mg Tablet164.9
ValamacValamac 1000 Mg Tablet112.0
ValavirValavir 500 Mg Tablet113.0
ValtovalValtoval 1000 Mg Tablet182.0

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