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how can i prevent myself from genital herpes to get more outbreaks ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir: Oral Acyclovir can help to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate the frequency of recurrences of symptomatic disease, and may to some extent protect your sexual partner, but once you have herpes simplex infection you cannot get rid of the virus entirely.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Acyclovir: This medication taken orally can reduce the frequency of recurrences.
Answered on Jun 20, 2012
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Stay healthy: Herpes outbreaks can occur for a number of reasons, as well as for no apparent reason. The key is keeping your immune system as healthy as possible. This includes reducing stress, eating in a healthy manner, avoiding other illnesses, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, and many other "healthy" things.
Answered on Mar 2, 2016
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