Our expert says:
Yes, it is a life long disease. Unfortunately, there is no medication that can prevent you from contracting it. If you do contract herpes, there is excellent medication to treat the infection with. To lessen your chances of contracting herpes, you should abstain from sex when she has the active disease (blisters). When she has the active infection, she can consult her doctor for a script for Gancyclovir tablets. This medication prolongs the intervals between active disease and shortens the active disease considerably.
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