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There’s no cure for herpes, but there are medicines that can shorten and even prevent outbreaks. Your nurse or doctor can give you medicines ​​— known as suppressive therapy — that you take every day to make it less likely for you to have symptoms, or pass the infection to others. 

Other ways to keep outbreaks from happening include:

  • Regular exercise 

  • Eating healthy 

  • Getting enough sleep

  • Reducing stress 

You can get tested for herpes and other STDs at your local Planned Parenthood health center. Learn more about herpes.

Tags: herpes, STD

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