I have genital herpes and my partner has a severely compromised immune system as a result of chemotherapy tx. We have not had sexual intercourse and want to understand what is safe to do/not do. Trying also to determine the best kind of specialist to consult with.
My partner does not have herpes if that's what you're asking about his 'status' - he has been tested. I do not actually know whether I have hsv 1 or 2 and yes, i take daily suppressive therapy. acyclovir 500 mg.
My partner is no longer under going chemo treatment - been over 3 years since last tx but it completely wiped out his immune system. He is receiving bi-weekly tx/infusions of nupogen and iron.
Seems kind of ridiculous that I don't know...now that I read your response! I contracted herpes in the 80's but was never tested. Guess that's step one. We do have an appt. with a physician in about 10 days so will request testing then.
As for my medication - Apo-Valacyclovir 500mg - that's exactly what it says on the bottle. Am I missing something?
Thanks for responding to me.
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