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How is genital herpes treated?

As there is no cure for genital herpes, the treatments available aim to relieve symptoms and reduce how often outbreaks occur. A doctor may prescribe some oral antiviral medications to reduce the severity of the symptoms of an outbreak. If you experience repeated outbreaks of genital herpes, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral that can be taken to reduce the chance of developing symptoms.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease

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