Conventional medicine offers no cure for genital herpes infection. Once the viruses gain entry into a person's system, they will remain and have the potential to cause recurrences during one's lifetime.
- Topical antivirals have poor efficiency and may lead to development of resistant strains.
- Oral antivirals such as acyclovir help reduce the severity and duration of an outburst especially if given early, but will not change the natural history of the infection.
- Saline bath, topical analgesics, etc. are some supportive measures in the treatment for Genital Herpes, but do not provide a permanent solution to the problem.