is a lifelong condition. There are, however, medicines that you can take to treat the symptoms and prevent future outbreaks. Managing genital herpes includes changing your lifestyle habits, as well.
There are no surgical options for the treatment of genital herpes.
Workowski KA, Berman S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.
MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.
Last reviewed March 2013 by Brian Randall, MD
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