No, there is no way to cure herpes. People don't die or get all that ill from it, though, while a good case of gonnorhea gone unchecked well have you in pretty bad shape.One "interesting" thing about genital herpes is that about 1/4 of the adult population in the United States has it. Given that most people here have more sexual partners than the average bear, even if it's protected in most cases, we would expect probably a higher level of infection here. Maybe 1/3? I bet if you had an anonymous poll, you'd still get only about 10% of the respondants admitting or knowing they had herpes.I guess that if I had a point to make here, it's that there is a strange dichotomy on this board between the actual data and the level of preachiness or "not me" talk that I see. Then again, I'd probably expect most people that knew they are infected to be silent on the issue.