6 doctors weighed in:

I take acyclovir and I want to continue having sex. What can I do?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Continue having sex

There is nothing about Acyclovir that prevents you from having sex.
If you're taking it for genital herpes suppression, i think you're morally obligated to inform your partner of the herpes, but the Acyclovir itself is not an impediment to sex and, indeed, may help suppress the contagiousness of the disease.

In brief: Continue having sex

There is nothing about Acyclovir that prevents you from having sex.
If you're taking it for genital herpes suppression, i think you're morally obligated to inform your partner of the herpes, but the Acyclovir itself is not an impediment to sex and, indeed, may help suppress the contagiousness of the disease.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
Thank
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Acyclovir

Daily suppressive therapy reduces outbreaks & shedding virus .
You have to make a decision about your partner if herpes negative (tell i no tell). Latex condom my add extra protection.

In brief: Acyclovir

Daily suppressive therapy reduces outbreaks & shedding virus .
You have to make a decision about your partner if herpes negative (tell i no tell). Latex condom my add extra protection.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors