Re: Taking Valtrex...Still Get o/b's & can my boyfriend and I pass it back and forth
The thing is that nobody really knows. But there is herpes that responds to Valtrex and herpes that doesn't; herpes that breaks out a lot in people with otherwise healthy immune systems and herpes that doesn't even in people who don't take care of themselves. I think that means there are different strains. Plus, a herpes counsellor once told me that if I didn't need Valtrex, I shouldn't take it, because the more people who take it, the sooner resistent strains would appear.
It's hard to tell about your husband. It may have been hard on him at first because he was in college under stress, or perhaps drinking a lot, etc. Who knows?
If I were you, I'd just make sure he checked himself before having sex, and perhaps I'd ask him if he felt anything weird in his legs or groin, or if he felt tired or depressed at all--that is, unless you are sure he asks himself. Also, make sure you are lubricated well, and keep the friction down as much as possible.