Treat herpes discreetly

Get fast, effective treatment for oral and genital herpes–without the face-to-face appointment.

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Confidential text-based consults
Judgement-free treatments
Fast (discreet) delivery
The facts

Herpes is more common than you think

In fact, 80% of people with herpes don’t know they have it.

Up to 80%

of Australian adults carry HSV-1 [1]

1 in 8

Australian adults live with HSV-2 [2]
Doctor Matthew Vickers

Ask a doctor, Dr Matthew Vickers

FRACGP, MBBS Syd, BMedSci Syd
What is herpes?
Is herpes treatable
How can medication prevent outbreaks?
Our treatments

Manage herpes the right way

Whether it’s cold sores or genital herpes, our treatments can help manage current outbreaks and prevent future ones.
Pilot Medication
Outbreak therapy
To treat current outbreaks
$15/outbreak
Taken at the first sign, a one-off course of antivirals shortens the duration of an outbreak, offers fast relief, and lessens the severity of symptoms.
  • Reduces outbreak duration by 50%
  • Fast relief from symptoms
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Suppressive therapy
To prevent future outbreaks
$32.60/mo
Daily or proactive medication reduces the chance of future outbreaks, protects you during stressful events, and minimises the risk of passing it on to a partner.
  • Reduces recurrences by 80%
  • Reduces transmission risk by around 50%
  • No further outbreaks for some patients
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In order to receive treatment for herpes through Pilot, you must already have received an in-person diagnosis for HSV-1 or HSV-2.
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Unlimited doctor follow-ups
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Automatic refills every 2 months
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Discreet delivery
Australia-wide
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Flexible payment options with Zip
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Free cancellation anytime
The science

How medication takes on herpes

With the help of treatment, millions of Australians live healthy, normal lives.
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Reduce viral shedding
Daily suppressive therapy can reduce viral shedding by 70-80%. This means outbreaks occur less often and are less severe, with transmission risk becoming much lower.
Block viral DNA replication
Medication blocks the herpes virus’ polymerase enzyme, which stops the infection from replicating. This limits the severity of outbreaks and lowers transmission risk.
Maximise protection
For genital herpes, the risk of transmission to a partner if using antiviral medication is around 2% per year. With condoms as well, it’s less than 1%.

Real men,
real results

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by Barry
Found it discreet and really good would recommend to mate as you are easy to deal with and take the time to explain things. And you ask all the right questions
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Professional and efficient
by Duncan
I received a prompt response to my request for a consultation and from the consulting Doctor who asked a series of relevant questions and organised my prescription and Pilot arranged for prompt discrete delivery.
Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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Great and helpful!
by Ben D
They help with your enquiry and make sure that it’s right for you or not. Assisted by real professionals to help assist those who needed it to best of their ability
South East Queensland, QLD
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by A. Rob
I was having a few personal issue, which I would feel uncomfortable discussing with my long time regular doctor. Pilot.com made it easier to discuss my issues as I didn’t have to look at possible disapproval facial expressions
Sydney, NSW
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Pilot are everything they say they are
Chris B
Dealing with Pilot was easy and the recommended solution worked perfectly! The initial Q&A was very straight forward. The followup response from the doctor was very quick, and the provision of the prescribed medication was fast.
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by Corben
My prescription has been working great and I cannot complain about the service provided A+ very happy.
Far West, NSW
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Great service, super easy and shame free
by Cam
Having seen a few ads for Pilot I decided to give it a go and from start to finish it was great. No pressure, no shame, and it was effortless. The packaging was discreet too.
Hobart, TAS
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How it works

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Online assessment

Answer questions about your health online. An Aussie doctor will review your answers and recommend treatment.
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Discreet, fast shipping

All treatment plans are express shipped to your door in unmarked packaging.
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Ongoing care

Chat online with a Pilot doctor whenever you need. Get support or tweak your treatment as needed.
The men’s health clinic

Trusted by 100k+ Aussie blokes

“I felt like I could be completely honest. ”
Jono, 30
Pilot ED Patient
"I'm really stoked with the results."
Bruno, 35
Hair Patient
"I've lost 15kgs in eight weeks."
Matthew
Weight Patient
"Our relationship is better than ever."
Bradley, 23
PE Patient
“Pilot’s unique positioning in the market makes them perfectly suited to becoming a holistic men’s health platform. ”
“One of the best ideas we’ve come across in a long time.”
“... the average late-twenties male had pretty low engagement with the medical system. This led to the launch of Pilot, which connects young men to doctors for advice on key health concerns...”
“Pilot flies in, ready to shake up men’s health.”
“...carving the nation's path towards making mens health accessible online.”
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Your medical questions, answered

Pilot Customer
What kind of treatments are available for herpes?
There are two treatment options available for herpes: One involves suppressive therapy that requires daily antiviral medication. This reduces the chance of outbreaks by 80% while also reducing transmission risk by around 50%. 

The second option is outbreak therapy, which involves a one-off course of antibiotics that shortens the duration of flare-ups, while also reducing the severity of symptoms.
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Dr Matthew Vickers
FRACGP, MBBS Syd, BMedSci Syd
Pilot Customer
What do I need to know about side effects?
Uncommon but normal side effects include headaches, nausea, tiredness, or mild stomach pain. These usually go away within a few days or weeks once your body adjusts to the medication. If at any time you experience side effects, you can message your Pilot doctor for a free follow-up consult.
Dr Matthew Vickers
FRACGP, MBBS Syd, BMedSci Syd
Pilot Customer
Are cold sores and herpes the same thing?
Yes, they’re effectively the same virus. Cold sores are caused by the HSV-1 strain of the herpes simplex virus. These sores most commonly appear around the mouth but can be transmitted to the genitals. The HSV-2 strain commonly presents as genital herpes, but can be transmitted to the mouth too.

For most people, the first few outbreaks after infection are the most severe, but these generally occur less often and become less painful over time, especially with the help of medication.
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Dr Matthew Vickers
FRACGP, MBBS Syd, BMedSci Syd

FAQs

Can I still live a normal life with herpes?

Most definitely! Herpes is incredibly common. 1 in 8 Aussie men have genital herpes (HSV-2) and three-quarters of adults are living with HSV-1.

By treating herpes with medication, you are lowering the risk of transmission to a partner and reducing the chance of future breakouts. Remember that you’re not alone in this — we’re here to help.

How does someone contract herpes?

Herpes is transmitted via skin-to-skin contact with an area that is affected by the herpes simplex virus. It is most commonly spread through kissing, vaginal sex, oral sex and anal sex. 

How does pricing on Pilot work?

There is a one-off $20 cost for the doctor's consultation – which is refunded if you're not suitable for Pilot.

The cost of herpes medication starts at $1.05 per day. All plans include free, unlimited follow-up consultations, discreet delivery, and automatic refills every 2 months (you can cancel at any time).

This is how common herpes really is

You’re not alone – herpes is an incredibly common condition Down Under. But just how prevalent is the Herpes Simplex Virus in Australia?
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Is there a cure for herpes?

While there’s not yet a cure for herpes, both strains are easily treated. Learn more about the different strains of herpes and how to find effective treatment today. 
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