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What is suppressive treatment for genital herpes?

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If you have outbreaks often, you may want to consider taking an antiviral drug every day. Doctors call this suppressive therapy. If you have more than six outbreaks a year, suppressive therapy can reduce the number of outbreaks by 70% to 80%. Many people who take antiviral drugs daily have no outbreaks at all.

From: Treatment Options for Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

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