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Is there a cure for herpes?

8 doctors weighed in
Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Once you get the herpes virus, you will always have it.
There are periods of having symptoms when the virus is active & periods of no symptoms when the virus is not active. There are meds to help with the symptoms but will not cure it. Herpes can be spread even if you are not experiencing symptoms (ex rash). Always use condoms to prevent the spread of herpes to others.

In brief: No

Once you get the herpes virus, you will always have it.
There are periods of having symptoms when the virus is active & periods of no symptoms when the virus is not active. There are meds to help with the symptoms but will not cure it. Herpes can be spread even if you are not experiencing symptoms (ex rash). Always use condoms to prevent the spread of herpes to others.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes

Once the individual has an active infection, there is medication cure, only control.
Medication keeps many outbreaks under control, and reduces the symptoms when the infection surfaces. Infected individuals can spread herpes, and spread less off on medication.

In brief: Herpes

Once the individual has an active infection, there is medication cure, only control.
Medication keeps many outbreaks under control, and reduces the symptoms when the infection surfaces. Infected individuals can spread herpes, and spread less off on medication.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Hung Khong
No cure, but very treatable with antiviral medications.
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