Enrolment is currently available to Auckland residents only. An enrolled patient is someone who has chosen Tend as their primary care provider.
There are 2 types of HSV:
When a person first gets infected with HSV-1, it is called a primary infection:
After the primary infection, the virus will remain dormant in the nerves until the next outbreak, which has 4 stages:
Until the sores completely dry out and scab over, they should be considered contagious.
It’s not clear what causes outbreaks of cold sores, but there is an association with:
Cold sores are considered contagious from the beginning of an outbreak up until the very last sore has healed. To protect yourself against cold sores you should avoid all of the following with anyone who has a cold sore: