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Risk of transmission while on Valtrex

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Old 08-07-2010, 03:34 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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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.

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