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Do symptoms of genital herpes go away?

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After you're infected, the symptoms go away, but can flare up from time to time. Luckily, the first outbreak usually is the worst. Some people may have just one or two outbreaks in their lifetime.

SOURCES:  Fleming, et al., New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 16, 1997; vol 337. American Social Health Association. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia. CDC. WebMD Medical News: "Herpes Virus Linked to Cervical Cancer."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:  Fleming, et al., New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 16, 1997; vol 337. American Social Health Association. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia. CDC. WebMD Medical News: "Herpes Virus Linked to Cervical Cancer."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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