Health Translations

This document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.

Herpes (HSV)

Herpes is a common STI, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and can be passed on by skin-to skin contact during sexual contact. This fact sheet explains what Herpes is, how you can get it, its symptoms, how it is tested and treated, how you can protect yourself and where you can get help.
Target audience:
Service area:
October 2020
Last reviewed:
August 2023
You need Adobe Acrobat Reader To view the PDFs. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.