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Redmond Regional Medical Center

Treatment of Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a lifelong condition with no cure however, there are medications that you can take to treat the symptoms and prevent future outbreaks. Early treatment is important to decreases the chance of passing the infection to others and reduce the risk of complications.

Treatment involves:

Revision Information

  • Beauman JG. Genital herpes: A review. Am Fam Physician. 2005;72(8):1527-1534.

  • Genital herpes—CDC fact sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Updated February 13, 2013. Accessed October 16, 2014.

  • Herpes genitalis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated September 8, 2014. Accessed October 16, 2014.

  • Workowski KA, Berman S, et al. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.

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