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Testing and treatment for herpes Lesions

Occurring most often in women, genital herpes can be very unpleasant, especially during sexual activity. It is important to control the infection and to take steps to limit transmission.

Characteristics of genital herpes

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that manifests as small, painful blisters on the genitals that are clear and filled with fluid.

Symptoms come and go: blisters remain over 5 to 10 days then disappear, only to come back several months later. Certain factors such as stress, menstruation or another disease can trigger an outbreak.

Testing

If we detect herpes-like lesions during the examination, we can collect samples for analysis.

Treatment

The genital herpes virus is a chronic infection and cannot be fully eliminated. However, there are treatments to ease discomfort and reduce the frequency of outbreaks.

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