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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can my boyfriend still get herpes if he takes the acyclovir medication before an outbreak?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: Technically yes...Depends on the amount of viral shedding.
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