You may have bent over in front of a mirror to asses lol the damage, but, to your surprise, faced a cluster of painful white-ish ulcers. You had hopes of what to see, but now, while sifting through invaded Tupperware, have to wonder where you shortcomings occurred. Honestly, it happens to more people than you think. And, lucky you, you have friends at STDcheck. Welcome to Anal Herpes.
Why you should go to a sexual health clinic You can see your GP, but they'll probably refer you to a sexual health clinic if they think you might have genital herpes. Sexual health clinics treat problems with the genitals and urine system. Many sexual health clinics offer a walk-in service, where you don't need an appointment. They'll often get test results quicker than GP practices and you don't have to pay a prescription fee for treatment. What happens at a sexual health clinic The doctor or nurse at the sexual health clinic will: If you have genital herpes, your previous sexual partners should get tested.
Herpes is an infection caused by a virus that often causes sores or blisters. You can also have herpes but have no signs. Type 1 causes cold sores usually found around the mouth.
Herpes is a common, life-long infection caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV and generally transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. The symptoms of herpes can vary greatly, mainly depending on whether a person is experiencing their first episode or a recurrence. Once infected you may have symptoms returning on and off for years. A commonly recognised symptom is the appearance of small, painful blisters - also called vesicles - on the skin.