Currently, there is no cure. Most people with herpes do not show symptoms, but the infection can also cause painful ulcers and blisters. Those without symptoms can still pass the infection on to others. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) typically causes oral herpes, but may also cause genital herpes .
Has anyone been cured of herpes?
Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) are part of a larger family of herpesviruses. They are very common — affecting about 90% of adults worldwide — and can cause painful ulcers in or around the mouth or genitals. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HSV infections, and people need to manage their outbreaks with medications.
Can herpes be gotten rid of?
Once you have it, it stays in your body forever. No medication can cure it completely, though you can control it through medications and home care. Herpes is a virus that causes skin sores. The medical term for it is the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).
Can u donate blood if you have herpes?
Yes, you can donate blood even if you have herpes — but only if youre not having an outbreak of symptoms and if its been more than 48 hours since you finished an antiviral treatment.
Can your partner have herpes and you not get it?
Yes. Even when no sores are present, the herpes virus is still active in the body and can spread to others. If you or your partner has herpes, reduce the risk of spread by: using a condom every time you have sex (vaginal, oral, or anal).