Re: I told my NEW girlfriend I have Genital Herpes...
Herpes has no cure.
However, you can cut down considerably on your sore breakouts by getting on supression medication. Also, I use hydrogen peroxide on the sores...hurts like crazy for a few seconds, but I have cut down the healing time from 2 weeks to 5 days. You can also take l-lysine supplements, which also have helped me cut down the healing time.
You will need to practice safe sex as well. She may or may not get it from you. My friend has been married for over 10 years and her husband has never had a sore, so maybe she has not given it to him, or maybe he just has such a mild form that he never breaks out. Don't have sex when you have sores or feel them coming on, and always use condoms to cut down the risk.
Your GF may or may not be ok with it...sadly, some people aren't. But good for you for being honest, that is the best way to be.