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How long after start valtrex can you have sex

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
If no active lesion: It's okay to have sex.If your boyfriend doesn't have herpes ,you may consider taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily.It would make active outbreaks less ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not herpes: Sex doesn't trigger herpes outbreaks. Something else probably is causing these symptoms, especially if you only have vaginal irritation without visibl... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
HSV Prophylaxis: Valtrex is the only medication approved for Prophylaxis to prevent Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 transmission. It is typically used when one partner is HSV... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
HSV Prophylaxis: Valtrex is the only medication approved for Prophylaxis to prevent Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 transmission. It is typically used when one partner is HSV... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not valtrex: Valacyclovir doesn't cause vaginal bleeding. Bleeding after sex often means a problem with the cervix, especially cervicitis. STDs can do this, so mak... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Decreased libido: Not a major Side effect of Valtrex (valacyclovir) but it was reported in less than 1% of patients taking it.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Risk exists: You can transmit herpes via sex even if your partner is not actively shedding or has active lesions. While Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreak... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Hsv from oral sex: The likelyhood is much less for two reason 1 she do not have any cold sores or blisters 2 she is on suppressive therapy with Valtrex (valacyclovir) ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is one of the safest of all drugs. Side effects are extremely rare, and taking more drug than needed is not harmful at all. In ... Read More

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