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i keep getting genital hsv obs before my period. my doctor gave me a prescription for 1 acyclovir pill a day but it isnt helping much?!

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes Treatment: When one has outbreaks of herpes one should take the treatment dose for five to ten days. Once the outbreak is over then one takes just one pill per day of valacyclovir to suppress any further outbreaks. If an outbreak does occur one should inform the physician and restart the treatment dose. If the outbreaks still occur then different medicine or dosing should be considered.

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What does a negative pregnancy test look like ? Are both lines dark ? I took the equate one from walmart (walmart brand) and I was curious if it was a false negative or if it was too early my period isnt due for another 2 weeks

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Dr. Christopher Watson
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