[PDF] Making it count briefing sheet 2: Herpes

Terrence Higgins Trust
Sigma Research;Terrence Higgins Trust
Publication date:
01 January 2011


This briefing sheet provides an overview on herpes for sexual health promoters working with gay men, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Herpes is a viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is ulcerative, like syphilis and LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum). Before the emergence of HIV, herpes was an especially feared STI because it is incurable and therefore a life-long infection.