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can herpes be cured?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Herpes simplex virus, like all members of this group of viruses, acts like a squatter. Sets up shop in your body and remains there for the rest of your life, although you may never have symptoms.
Answered on Oct 9, 2018

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