There are no known cure for genital herpes. However, there are some drugs used in treating various herpes infection. Researchers say that for best results, treatment should start early. But with the increase in premarital sex and people having multiple sex partners, many are infected with the herpes virus, and most of them don't know it. And article in Newsweek stated: "The best protection against STD, it seems, just might be a return to that old-fashioned safeguard: Monogamy."