Herpes is common, manageable and treatable...
More than 30% of sexually active adults in NZ have genital herpes.
Herpes simplex causes a viral skin condition known as cold sores (on face), whitlows (on fingers) or 'herpes' on genitals or other skin areas.
Around 80% of people infected with genital herpes don't know they have the herpes virus because they have very mild symptoms or none at all.
This site can help you understand and manage this common infection.
Note: We regularly receive enquiries about the availability of herpes vaccines. Whilst the pipeline is rich with herpes vaccine development, presently there is no herpes simplex virus vaccine available that has peer-reviewed published data or clinical trial results to prove its effectiveness. Therefore we cannot, and do not, recommend any 'herpes vaccines' that may be advertised.