The majority of people with genital herpes experience mild and infrequent symptoms. Some people may experience more frequent and severe recurrent episodes.
The risk of transmission from a mother to her baby is greatest for babies born to a woman with first episode genital herpes around the time of delivery. Neonatal herpes is potentially life threatening but occurs very rarely in the UK. Women with recurrent herpes prior to pregnancy are at very low risk of transmitting the infection to their babies.
Erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) is a very common condition, which affects the majority of men at some point in their lives. Up to 50% of men aged 40 - 70 and up to 70% of men over the age of 70 suffer from erectile dysfunction to some extent.
There are several options, which are currently licensed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in the UK. Modern treatments are safe, affordable and effective and can help up to 80% of men treat erectile dysfunction.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a distressing male sexual dysfunction that can be present from the first sexual encounter or can develop later in life. Men with premature ejaculation appear to go through the same process of ejaculation as other men, but it happens more quickly and with a reduced feeling of control. A combination of physiological and psychological factors is believed to impact on ejaculatory latency. Research suggests that serotonin plays a central role which medicines can help with.