A 26-year-old female asked:
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i don't have any insurance anymore & i used to take generic valtrex (valacyclovir) for hsv2 around mouth. i get an ob every 1-2 months now. what should i do?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
HSV: For patients with recurrent genital HSV, with ≥6 recurrent episodes per year and/or severely symptomatic disease, chronic suppressive antiviral therapy rather than episodic treatment is suggested.
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

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