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Genital Herpes (cont.)

Genital Herpes Prognosis

Treatment of genital herpes does not cure the disease. The virus usually lives (in an inactive form) in an infected person throughout their lifetime. Most people (85%) with genital herpes will have recurring outbreaks - sometimes 6 to 10 a year. Recurrences are likely to have less severe symptoms and sores usually last a shorter period of time.

REFERENCES:

"Genital Herpes Fact Sheet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 14 Oct. 2015.

Salvaggio, M. R., et al. "Herpes Simplex." Medscape. 18 Sept. 2015.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/11/2015

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