By: Manu Viswanath
The entire genital are may feel very tender or painful, and the person may have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes. If someone has an outbreak in the future, it will tend to be less severe and shorter in duration, with the sores healing in about 10 days.
Right now, there is no cure for genital herpes, but a doctor can prescribe antiviral medication to help control recurring HSV-2 and clear up the painful sores.
There is no cure for herpes; it will always remain in the body and can always be passed to another person with any form of unprotected sex.
Genital herpes also increases the rest HIV infection because HIV can enter the body more easily whenever there's a break in the skin (such as a sore) during unprotected sexual contact.
If one partnmer has an herpes outbreak, avoid sex until all sores have healed. Herpes can be passed sexually even if a partner has no sores or other signs and symptoms of an outbreak.