May 13th, 2011 | Published in Genital Herpes Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of STDs: Jock Itch
Genital herpes can often be mistaken for jock itch in men. One in six sexually active adults has genital herpes, yet 90% are aware of their status since symptoms may be vague and mimic other less serious conditions such as jock it.
When Jock Itch is Actually Genital Herpes
Both jock itch and genital herpes cause red, painful, itchy skin with bumps or blisters around the genitals, groin, or thighs. A herpes outbreak can be mild causing many men to confuse it with jock itch. The only way to differentiate between jock itch and genital herpes is through STD testing.
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If you're experiencing symptoms similar to jock itch and are at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases, test for genital herpes and other STDs confidentially at a local lab or through at-home STD testing. Our on-staff physicians are available to answer questions and even prescribe medication to treat herpes outbreaks. To learn more about how private STD testing works or to order a genital herpes test or test for a variety of other STDs, click here.