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How do I afford herpes medication without insurance?

How do I afford herpes medication without insurance?

Important ideas. . .: Find a neighborhood doctor and establish a long-term relationship (easier done when one has insurance). Most docs will continue to see a regular patient during temporary hard times, for just a few dollars. A new patient will likely need a minimum of $70, at a doc who serves lower income areas. The generic Acyclovir should be pretty cheap, and can be taken at the first sensations of a herpes rash. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

How can I get treatment for herpes without health insurance? What options are available and affordable to treat herpes?

Acyclovir: You need a prescription but could possibly get it from your health department or from a low cost walk-in clinic at a low or reduced fee for the exam, but Acyclovir is very effective for treating and preventing both herpes i & ii. Most places that have low-cost generics provide a 30 day supply of the medication for $4-5 in the us. I know kroger & walmart both proveide 30 days for $4. ...Read more

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Herpes, can medication make it stop?

Herpes, can medication make it stop?

In time and number..: Medication should shorten the duration a lesion is present and the frequency they occur. ...Read more

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What medication do you take for herpes?

What medication do you take for herpes?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is probably the best anti-viral medication for herpes, as it is taken twice a day, as compared to other medications that need to be taken 3-5x per day. It will help to suppress the viral shedding and make it less likely that you will pass the virus to your sexual partner. You should still avoid contact while having an outbreak in any event. ...Read more

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Got told i had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Got told i had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more