Genital herpes treatment

Treat and suppress outbreaks before the first symptom. Prescription medication may also minimize the risk of transmitting herpes by decreasing viral shedding between outbreaks. A doctor or nurse practitioner will work with you to see if outbreak, suppressive, or intermittent therapy is right for you.

Get your first month of treatment free on a quarterly plan, if approved.

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Treatment overview

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Ongoing care + free follow ups

Outbreak & suppressive therapy

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What is genital herpes?

Genital herpes, caused by viruses HSV-1 or HSV-2, causes painful ulcers on and around the genitals in both men and women. It is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Can it be treated?

Yes. FDA-approved medication is available to treat and suppress outbreaks as well as reduce the risk of transmission. A physician or nurse practitioner on the platform will answer your questions about treatment and create your personalized treatment plan.


Valacyclovir (generic Valtrex)

did you know

Only 20% of people with genital herpes know they have it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment for genital herpes

In order to receive treatment for genital herpes through Roman, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. A doctor or nurse practitioner on our platform can help you manage your genital herpes and find the treatment best suited for you.

Our physician in residence, Dr. Michael Reitano, was the lead author on a landmark study on valacyclovir, one of the leading prescription medications used to treat genital herpes.

Transparent manufacturing

Valacyclovir manufactured by Camber, Cadista, and Cipla in India.

Valacyclovir (GH)


Generic Valtrex

Get treated Important safety information

Valacyclovir isn’t safe for some people and others may need a lower than normal dose to use valacyclovir safely. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or if your immune system isn’t normal because of a bone marrow or kidney transplant or HIV. Common side effects of valacyclovir include headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. There is no cure for herpes, and even with treatment it may be possible to spread herpes.

What to expect

Valacyclovir will get to work as soon as the medication is in your system, but the time it takes to see noticeable results varies from person to person.

Treatment updates

If you still don’t see results, your doctor or nurse practitioner may be able to recommend a different treatment plan.

Help with side effects

If you experience side effects, message your doctor or nurse practitioner and they’ll help determine if a different medication or dose is better for you.

Let’s take care of it

Too many people who have herpes suffer silently. We’re here to help you take control of outbreaks and decrease risk of transmission with FDA-approved medication and without any judgement.

1. Online visit

Report your symptoms and medical history to a U.S.-licensed physician or nurse practitioner for evaluation.

2. Free deliveries

Your treatment will be sent in discreet packaging, always with free 2-day shipping.

3. Ongoing care

Send your doctor or nurse practitioner a message any time to discuss updating your treatment, solving for side effects, or any other questions or concerns.


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