There is no cure for genital herpes, but you can use antiviral medication to manage the symptoms. The drug, Aciclovir, can reduce an outbreak by one to two days if it’s taken within five days of the symptoms first appearing. 

If you have more than six outbreaks in a year, your doctor may recommend that you take a low dose of Aciclovir for six to twelve months.   

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 01, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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