Male genital herpes - What are the symptoms?

Male genital herpes - What are the symptoms?

Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. In men, herpes can cause sores on the penis and around the anus. Find out how to tell whether you have herpes and which symptoms the virus causes in men.

Last reviewed: 09-04-2020 by Dr Simran Deo
Herpes in men - What you can do

1. Get diagnosed.

If you think that you are experiencing the symptoms of herpes you need to get diagnosed by a doctor. You can use our free online photo assessment or order an STI test kit which includes a herpes swab test (this will only work if you currently have sores).

2. Get treated.

Whether you are going through your first ever herpes outbreak or you have had outbreaks in the past, aciclovir tablets can help you manage your condition. You can request a prescription for aciclovir online from our doctors or see your GP for a prescription.