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How effective is valacyclovir in preventing transmisson of hsv-2?
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: About 50%
The single research study that investigated this showed a 50% reduction in HSV-2 transmission between heterosexual partners who had unprotected vaginal sex about 2-3 times a month, when one partner had genital HSV-2.
In other words, over a longstanding relationship, many partners still will be infected and other precautions remain wise, especially condoms and avoiding sex during obvious outbreaks.

In brief: About 50%
The single research study that investigated this showed a 50% reduction in HSV-2 transmission between heterosexual partners who had unprotected vaginal sex about 2-3 times a month, when one partner had genital HSV-2.
In other words, over a longstanding relationship, many partners still will be infected and other precautions remain wise, especially condoms and avoiding sex during obvious outbreaks.
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: VALTREX (valacyclovir) FOR HSV
Valacyclovir -- the brand name is Valtrex (valacyclovir) -- is quite effective in peventing herpes simplex recurrences.
Not 100%, though.

In brief: VALTREX (valacyclovir) FOR HSV
Valacyclovir -- the brand name is Valtrex (valacyclovir) -- is quite effective in peventing herpes simplex recurrences.
Not 100%, though.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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