Genital Herpes FAQs

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We have anticipated many of the most common questions below, but if you have anything else you’d like to ask us, please connect with us on our Contact Us page.

Why do I have to have a previous diagnosis of genital herpes to qualify for a prescription with Joe Pill?

Genital herpes can be a confusing disease. Symptoms can look like other conditions, or there may be no symptoms at all. There is no cure currently for genital herpes but outbreaks can be treated. Joe Pill can therefore only treat patients with a previous diagnosis of genital herpes.

What causes genital herpes?

Genital herpes, most often caused by the second type of herpes virus (HSV-2), is less common, but plenty of people still have it. Roughly one in five U.S. adults has genital herpes. But up to 90 percent of those who have it don’t know they are infected. You could be one of them.

What are some signs that I might have genital herpes?

The usual symptoms of genital herpes is a cluster of small fluid-filled blisters that break, forming painful sores that crust and heal during several days. Affected areas include the penis, scrotum, vagina, vulva, urethra, anus, thighs, and buttocks. But many people don’t get these sores. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others get symptoms that can be easily mistaken for razor burn, pimples, bug bites, jock itch, hemorrhoids, an ingrown hair or a vaginal yeast infection. With Joe Pill, we require a previous diagnosis of genital herpes to avoid confusion and because of limitations of telemedicine.

After you are diagnosed by your physician, you now have a solution for genital herpes if future outbreaks occur.

Is there a test to detect genital herpes?

Yes. A doctor can take a sample from what appears to be a herpes sore and send it to a lab to be examined. You can also have a blood test. The blood test looks for antibodies to the virus that your immune system would have made when you were infected. HSV-2 almost always infects the genitals, so if antibodies to HSV-2 are detected in the blood, you probably have genital herpes.

What's the big deal? Can genital herpes kill you?

Genital herpes is rarely life threatening. But having herpes sores makes it easier for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to enter the body. Not only is there an increased risk for getting HIV if you have genital herpes, but having the two diseases together may also make each one worse.

Is there a cure for genital herpes?

Genital herpes is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure. Having it can force you to make inconvenient changes in life, particularly in your sex life, and it can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort. Treating it with Joe Pill (a fantastic telemedicine solution) is private, easy and convenient for those that have genital herpes.

What medicine/dose does Joe Pill provide for patients with genital herpes?

Upon qualifying for a prescription, Joe Pill provides patients with valacylovir 1000mg to be taken daily for 5 days.

What do I do in case of emergency?

Call 911.

Is my order shipped discreetly?

We ship all orders in discreet packaging via UPS, with all medication placed in childproof packaging.

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