Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Any sexually active person can get it. In fact, more than one out of every six people ages 14 to 49 have genital herpes.
The bad news is: herpes is not curable.
The good news is: it can be treated with medication to prevent outbreaks..