A 24-year-old female asked:
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i have hsv2 & my boyfriend doesn't. we do long distance, i see him every 2 months. should i be taking valtrex as suppressive therapy or only before i ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
First, does he know?: This is not a potentially communicable disease you want to keep secret from him if you intend to be intimate, whether you take Valtrex or not.
Answered on May 23, 2017

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