Genital Herpes Treatment
Guidelines, Research, & Updates
- The Road From Observation to Intervention to Implementation: Perspectives of a Pragmatic HIV Prevention Researcher - STD Prevention Science Series 2012 presentation by Connie Celum, MD, MPH - View Recording (December 17, 2012)
- 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines - Genital HSV Infections (December 16, 2010)
- Genital Herpes Research – from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Is there a cure or treatment for herpes?
There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners.