First, no two people are exactly alike. My genital herpes outbreaks where from about once a month to now zero. My solution - mega doses of garlic. I read somewhere that a person cured their warts with garlic intake as well as warding off mosquito bites. So I thought it may work with herpes being both warts and herpes are a virus form. In between meals I took three refined extract pills (Wal-Mrt brand) each day along with two raw crushed cloves each day, for three months. I'm at month six and still no outbreaks. I eat peanuts, chocolate, wear jeans, high job stress, etc... no outbreaks. Is it permanent? I don't know yet. The only reason I am here is in hopes that it may help someone else also.