Genital herpes treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request a prescription for genital herpes medication like valacyclovir (Valtrex), acyclovir (Zovirax). Pay a flat fee - insurance not accepted for visits.
Genital herpes treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request a prescription for genital herpes medication like valacyclovir (Valtrex), acyclovir (Zovirax). Pay a flat fee - insurance not accepted for visits. 4.9 420
Ages 18-64
This is right for you if
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You’ve been diagnosed with genital herpes
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You’re having an outbreak or want to prevent future outbreaks
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You don’t have kidney problems like abnormal kidney function
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You don’t have a seizure disorder
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You’re not pregnant

What's included

Personalized genital herpes treatment plans may include a prescription for antiviral medication that can help speed up recovery from a genital herpes outbreak. You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
Concerned about more than genital herpes?
Commonly prescribed medications
  • Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
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This chart is for informational purposes only. Your clinician will determine treatment plans, prescriptions, and number of refills (if any) based on your symptoms and health history.
Genital herpes treatment isn’t available at SteadyMD at this time. Alpha, Curai Health, and Wheel have licensed clinicians (like MDs, DOs, and NPs). At Alpha, the typical acute prescription is outbreak treatment and 3 refills and the typical preventative prescription is a 30- to 90-day supply and 3 to 11 refills. At Curai Health, the typical acute prescription is treatment for 3 outbreaks and 1 refill and the typical preventative prescription is a 90-day supply and 3 refills. At Wheel, the typical acute prescription is outbreak treatment and 5 refills and the typical preventative prescription is a 90-day supply and 1 refill.

What you’ll need

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A prior diagnosis of genital herpes by a licensed healthcare provider
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A photo ID, like a driver's license or passport, if we need additional identity verification
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5 to 10 minutes to answer questions about your symptoms and health history

How it works

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Choose an online clinic
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Fill out an intake form
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Connect with a clinician, no appointment needed
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Get a personalized treatment plan
You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
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You should know
Based on your health information, your clinician may recommend that you see a healthcare provider in person. If that happens, you won’t be charged for your visit. Amazon Clinic doesn’t accept insurance at this time, and isn’t intended for beneficiaries of government payor programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Frequently asked questions

What causes genital herpes?
Genital herpes is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), but you can also get herpes on the penis, vagina, or anus from HSV-1. This happens through oral-genital contact with someone who has oral herpes.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 13% of people aged 15-49 have genital herpes. Women are almost twice as likely as men to get it. Once you're infected, the virus stays in your neurons and can be reactivated throughout your life.
How can I avoid giving genital herpes to someone else?
The most effective way to prevent the spread of genital herpes is to abstain from sexual activity. If you choose to be sexually active, make sure sexual contact includes a latex barrier like a condom or a dental dam. These precautions also reduce your risk of getting HIV, which is three times more likely to infect someone who already has HSV-2.

Your body can transmit the virus even when you're not having an outbreak. This is called "shedding." Your body sheds more virus during an outbreak, so it's best to avoid sexual contact at that time.

If your sexual partner doesn't have genital herpes, taking daily antiviral medicine can prevent giving herpes to your partner, even if you don’t have symptoms.
Is there a cure for genital herpes?
There's no cure for genital herpes, but you can treat an active infection with a short course of antiviral medication. When taken at the start of an outbreak, prescription herpes medication can reduce the severity of your symptoms, shorten your outbreak, and lower your risk of spreading the herpes simplex virus.

And if you experience more than 6 genital herpes outbreaks a year, you might be eligible for daily antiviral medication, which can help prevent herpes outbreaks.
Are there any home remedies for genital herpes?
Because recurring genital herpes outbreaks are caused by the reactivation of a virus, you can help prevent outbreaks by taking care of your immune system. Getting the recommended amounts of sleep and exercise, eating healthy food, and keeping your stress levels down can help defend your body against all kinds of illness, including HSV-2.
What genital herpes medications can I get through Amazon Clinic?
Your clinician may prescribe an oral antiviral medication like valacyclovir (Valtrex), famciclovir (Famvir), or acyclovir (Zovirax). The duration of treatment depends on whether you have an active outbreak or you want to prevent future outbreaks.

Genital herpes medications work best when taken within 3 days of symptoms starting.

Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) genital herpes treatments are medically appropriate.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.