A 31-year-old female asked:
I am being tested for genital herpes today,just started valtrex today. my story is complicated though. started 5 days ago. 1st diagnosed w uti, then yeast,then told bactrim did not work for uti. today had another exam & told possible 1st herpes outbreak,a
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Sounds like herpes: Typical story for initial genital herpes. I hope your genital sore(s) were tested for HSV by PCR or culture (PCR is best). If positive, make sure the virus is typed, i.e. HSV1 or HSV2, which is very important in predicting future course, need for ongoing Rx, and preventing transmission to partners. If herpes, symptoms should start improving soon on valacyclovir (Valtrex). Get partner(s) checked.
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