There has long been stigma attached to victims of STDs. Even when it’s a common STD such as herpes, people tend to be very judgmental. When someone has a cold sores, they’re likely to get strange looks and be given a wide berth in public spaces. Saddest of all, most people reacting badly are likely suffering a version of the same disease. According to the World Health Organization:

  • About 3.7 billion people under 50, or 67 percent of the population, have Herpes Simplex Virus-1, HSV1.
  • About 417 million people between 15 and 49, or 11 percent of the world’s population, have Herpes Simplex Virus-2, HSV2

The professionals at HerpAlert want you to understand the disease and how it’s transmitted so that they can help you get better faster.

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes comes in two varieties, HSV1 and HSV2. Type 1 is transmitted through oral contact and causes oral herpes; cold sores is one of the most common symptoms. HSV1 can also cause genital herpes. HSV2 is a passed on during sex and causes genital herpes. There’s no cure for either disease, and you have to monitor the condition and take medication during flare-ups.

Most herpes infections don’t cause symptoms. However, those who experience symptoms get painful blisters or ulcers at the infection site. The herpes virus is most easily transmitted when symptoms are present. Great care should be taken, since HSV2 infections leave you more prone to AIDs and HIV infection. So, how can telemedicine help you get through your next outbreak?

Benefits of Telemedicine

Through the use of the internet, telemedicine is now able to help more people in remote areas or with mobility problems get medical advice from the comfort of their own home. HerpAlert applies this same concept for those who would rather not deal with the social stigma, but still need access to medical care.

Telemedicine breaks down geographic restrictions to healthcare. Before telemedicine, your medical records could only be shared via mail unless you could get physical copies to give to your new doctor. Sometimes, this delayed or prevented people from getting treatment. Meanwhile, telemedicine reduces healthcare costs for the patients and doctors. 

With telemedicine technology, you get instant access to doctors, and you can talk to a primary care doctor who has immediate access to consult with specialists.  Populations in Antarctica and war zones sometimes get medical care via online doctors. Fragile patients don’t have to be put at risk with the help of remote diagnoses. This is great news if you want to use teleservices to get treatment or prescriptions for HSV1 or HSV2 without letting everyone know about your condition.

How HerpAlert Can Help

HerpAlert is an online platform that you can access on your cell phone or computer. When you get an outbreak, you fill out a questionnaire, snap some pictures and get a hassle-free prescription. After you make a payment, a doctor reviews your case and sends a prescription to your local pharmacy. All this typically happens in about an hour’s time. Time is of the essence to protect those you love and minimize outbreaks. The platform provides a vital service and is private, convenient, fast and secure. 

Even though there’s no cure, you can kiss the pain and discomfort of any outbreak goodbye. If you act fast during the early stages of an outbreak, you can shorten the timeline with as little impact to your love life as possible.

Herpes Medication

You would need a qualified medical doctor who can issue prescriptions for the most effective medication for you. That’s why we make sure you can get these common HSV2 oral medications without any issues or red tape:

  • Acyclovir
  • Valtrex
  • Valacyclovir
  • Zovirax
  • Zovirax
  • Xerese (topical)

Since a doctor evaluates your outbreak, you can rest easy knowing that your Herpalert health professional understands that time is of the essence. Best of all, since our doctors are on call, you never need an appointment.

There’s a Better Solution

If you have to wait to make an appointment, your symptoms can become worse or spread. That’s why HerpAlert’s telemedicine alternative is the best way to get the care you need faster. You need to begin treatment within 24 hours of first seeing or feeling herpes symptoms. Timely treatment over the platform saves you travel time and long waits at your GP. This affordable alternative also preserves your privacy.

The next time you spot something suspicious below the belt, contact a telemedicine professional first. Since the bumps, rashes and other symptoms of herpes are highly unique, the chance of a misdiagnosis is slim to none. Meanwhile, you gain access to quick prescription fulfillment and a faster recovery. Don’t let herpes be your dirty little secret any longer than necessary, visit our website today for more information on how the HerpAlert system can help you get herpes treatment faster.