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Recurrent outbreak hsv-2

I am having my first HSV-2 recurrent outbreak after being infected in November 2007.  I am on Valtrex daily 500 mg.  I have one sore.  I had no idea an outbreak was coming on.  I had sex one day before outbreak.  My questions.  How much at risk is boyfriend for contracting it 1 day prior to outbreak?  How long do I wait until I am safe to have sex again with boyfriend.  I want to protect him completely and he knows.  Also, I am having a lot of discharge.  Is this normal for a recurrent outbreak?  Also, should I be taking 1G for a few days to treat recurrence?
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With valtrex it's 500mg 2x/day for 3 days for ob's currently.

You should wait until the skin is completely normal to resume having sex.

If you continue to have discharge - see your provider this week to make sure there's not a vaginitis going on triggering the obvious recurrence.  

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Grace, thanks for the quick response.  I just read one of your post called - Herpes Misconceptions.  In the post you mentioned that as you get older, you might find you have more outbreaks.  I was under the impression that the outbreaks would become fewer as I got older.  I thought the more you have outbreaks, the less virus is still in your body.  Also, how often do you personally have outbreaks now with suppressive therapy?  Also, I was testing low positive for months and my final test came back at 2.87.  I guess with my genital lesions it is more than certain now, but I saw waring's comment about the numbers being raised to 3.0, 3.5.  Any thoughts are appreciated.
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I'd have to search to see what my prior responses were to your questions about the 2.87 result but I'm pretty sure I would've recommended the WB - did you ever follow up on that?  I can't imagine there is anything else I could possibly tell you that I haven't already.  

If you are wondering if you really have hsv2 or not - a culture of symptoms is quicker and cheaper than a WB but with being on suppressive therapy - you need to get that culture done asap and before you start taking a higher dose of valtrex.

grace

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