2014 UK national guideline for the management of anogenital herpes

Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Oct;26(11):763-76. doi: 10.1177/0956462415580512. Epub 2015 Apr 9.


These guidelines concern the management of anogenital herpes simplex virus infections in adults and give advice on diagnosis, management, and counselling of patients. This guideline replaces the 2007 BASHH herpes guidelines and includes new sections on herpes proctitis, key points to cover with patients regarding transmission and removal of advice on the management of HSV in pregnancy which now has a separate joint BASHH/RCOG guideline.

Keywords: HSV; Herpes simplex virus; UK; guidelines; sexually transmitted infection; treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Disease Management*
  • Female
  • Herpes Genitalis / diagnosis*
  • Herpes Genitalis / therapy
  • Herpes Genitalis / virology
  • Herpes Simplex / diagnosis*
  • Herpes Simplex / therapy
  • Herpes Simplex / virology
  • Herpesvirus 2, Human
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / therapy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / virology
  • United Kingdom