In all of the literature I've read about herpes, I've not seen anything about what happens to you if left untreated. I've had herpes for 9 years now, and for the past 7 I've not had any type of treatment ie: medications. Since I do not have medical insurance, I'm unable to see a doctor. I feel fine, but who knows what may be going on inside of me. Does anyone out there know what the effects of nontreatment is? I'm very curious to know.