A 24-year-old female asked:
i have hsv2 & my bf does not (he knows i do) since we do long distance, should i take valtrex daily or only before i see him to prevent transmission?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
OK before visits: If you are having few outbreaks and don't need ongoing suppressive treatment to prevent them, it should be OK to take valacyclovir only during your visits together. Start at least 2-3 days before each visit. Remember that treatment reduces transmission risk by about half; condoms also are recommended.
Answered on Nov 21, 2017
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