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What exactly does valtrex (valacyclovir) do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Valacyclovir: This is an antiviral compound effective against herpes simplex. It inhibits clinical symptoms, and prolongs the duration of time between outbreaks, but is not curative, since this organism, like squatters, roaches, and rats, cannot be gotten rid of.
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