It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Herpes Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2010, 04:34 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield MA USA
Posts: 1
spfldjock HB User
Risk of transmission while on Valtrex

Im curious as to the actual transmission rate of genital herpes while taking daily Valtrex. My doctor seems to think that the risk is negligible, but all the literature says otherwise. I am about to enter into a long term relationship and need to know the facts. Why is my dr contradicting other things I have read?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-18-2010, 11:54 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 40
Muneca78 HB User
Re: Risk of transmission while on Valtrex

Jock, I would like to know this as well. I'm in a relationship and my BF has H. I haven't contracted it yet but since we are talking about a family at this point I'd like to know actual percentages. I do know its higher than a woman passing it to a man (1-2% on Valtrex and condoms)...we practice safe sex (unfortunately)and when he feels the tingle he takes Valtrex and we refrain from sex for 10 days. They say the shedding occurs for 7-10 days after an OB. That's typical BUT shedding can really be anytime which makes it so confusing and hard to avoid. I guess whatever we are doing seems to be working because we are now going on four years together and I'm still H free.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Newly diagnosed..transmission and contagion questions august2989 Herpes 4 08-18-2010 03:20 PM
Transmission MitchDalton Herpes 1 06-11-2009 05:08 PM
Risk of Spreading Herpes curioustoday Herpes 2 05-09-2009 08:08 PM
Question about the risk... quiteadilemma Herpes 2 12-05-2008 07:06 PM
Herpes Transmission question, HELP! youwillbefine Herpes 8 12-04-2007 05:53 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:55 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!