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Does genital herpes always come back?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: No.
The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak.
If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there.

In brief: No.
The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak.
If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there.
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