Treatment of Genital Herpes
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Genital herpes is a lifelong health problem. It does not have a cure. There are medicines that you can take. They treat the symptoms and make you have fewer, shorter outbreaks. Early treatment of the first infection and future outbreaks helps lower the chance of spreading it to others.
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Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 08/10/2018
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