• Treatment of Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a lifelong condition. There are, however, medicines that you can take to treat the symptoms and prevent future outbreaks. Managing genital herpes includes changing your lifestyle habits, as well.
    Treatment involves:
    There are no surgical options for the treatment of genital herpes.


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