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Is taking antivirals every day considered a cure for herpes, or do the meds stop working after a few years?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prevention not cure
Taking antiviral medication can decrease the risk of having a herpes outbreak but it does not cure or permanently eliminate the virus from your body.
Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes. If a patient has frequent outbreaks then taking daily antivirals can be very helpful.

In brief: Prevention not cure
Taking antiviral medication can decrease the risk of having a herpes outbreak but it does not cure or permanently eliminate the virus from your body.
Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes. If a patient has frequent outbreaks then taking daily antivirals can be very helpful.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Derrick Barnes
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Daily suppression of herpes with antivirus decreases recurrent outbreaks of herpes.
It also may decrease the transmission rate to an unaffected partner but it is not a cure for herpes. To date there are no reports of decreased effectiveness of daily use of antivirals for herpes either.

In brief: No.
Daily suppression of herpes with antivirus decreases recurrent outbreaks of herpes.
It also may decrease the transmission rate to an unaffected partner but it is not a cure for herpes. To date there are no reports of decreased effectiveness of daily use of antivirals for herpes either.
Dr. Derrick Barnes
Dr. Derrick Barnes
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