Just a few tips
Let’s face it, there are a lot of myths out there about herpes. Joe Pill is a place to not only get great treatment for herpes but to find out the facts behind it! We put together a list of myths just for you so that you can know more about the virus that causes herpes:
MYTH – “Herpes is a rare disease”
Herpes is actually one of the most common person-to-person viruses in the world. Don’t worry, we provide a great treatment at Joe Pill!
MYTH – “Herpes can be cured using this herb, an all natural remedy”
The virus that causes herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are actually lifelong viral infections with no cure. Sorry, but taking a swig of patchouli oil and jumping over a candlestick will not cure your herpes. Be careful with the claims of the “all natural” crowd, even rattlesnake venom is “all natural”!
MYTH – “I don’t have any symptoms of herpes so I must not have it.”
The reality is that herpes doesn’t always produce visible symptoms. In fact, only about 1 in 5 people have visible symptoms such as oral cold sores or herpes lesions on their genitals.
MYTH – “I don’t have a current herpes outbreak, I cannot pass it to someone”
Yes. Yes, you can!
MYTH – “HSV-1 only affects your mouth and HSV-2 only affects your genitals”
If you have HSV-1, you can still give someone genital herpes through physical contact, meaning oral sex could provide the means to transfer the virus. It’s even possible (but rare) to transmit HSV-2 orally.
MYTH – “HSV (herpes virus) can lead to cervical cancer”
Because of its acronym HSV, herpes is often confused with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV (not HSV) have strains that are potentially cancer causing.
MYTH – “I can’t get herpes because I don’t sleep around”
Herpes is an extremely common virus that only promiscuous people need to worry about. It is estimated that 66% of the world’s population under the age of 50 are believed to be infected with HSV-1. Plus, many times herpes is spread from an asymptomatic sex partner. (Joe Pill still recommends safe sex and using proper precautions!)
MYTH – “I don’t have herpes because my STD test came back clean!”
Herpes is so common that many doctors and testing facilities do not include it in a standardized STD test. You may have passed your test but still don’t know all the information for the exam!
MYTH – “I have genital herpes and should never have sex again”
Joe Pill recommends treating the outbreaks and not losing your confidence about sex. Live your life to the fullest!
MYTH – “It’s too expensive to go to the doctor and pharmacy to treat my herpes”
This has now changed! With Joe Pill, you can now discreetly have your online appointment plus prescription mailed to you. The best part: it’s AFFORDABLE!
For cold sores, Joe Pill provides you with valacyclovir 1000mg, 12 tablets. It is taken twice daily for 2 days per each outbreak. That gives you enough for 3 outbreaks! Plus we make a custom compounded prescription acyclovir lip balm that can be used every 4 hours if you feel that certain tingle on your lips. Learn more.
For genital herpes, Joe Pill provides you with valacyclovir 1000mg, 5 tablets. It is taken once daily for 5 days. The appointment plus prescription is only $39. Learn more.