There is currently no cure for herpes, but antiviral medication can manage the symptoms. In women, herpes can cause recurrent outbreaks of blisters or sores in or around the genital area or mouth. The frequency and severity of outbreaks can vary from person to person.
While herpes outbreaks can be uncomfortable and may require treatment, the virus does not disappear. However, antiviral medication can help reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks and lower the risk of transmission to sexual partners. In some cases, the virus may become less active over time, leading to fewer outbreaks.
It is important to note that some women with herpes may not experience symptoms, but they can still transmit the virus to sexual partners. For this reason, it is essential for anyone sexually active to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted infections, including herpes, and to practice safer sex behaviors.