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what is the rate of transmission to a non-infected female from an infected male
the male is on daily valtex
whats the risk with condom and without?
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101028 tn?1419606604
90-92% odds of not contracting hsv2 each year if all you do is avoid sex anytime the male has anything going on genitally.

95-96% odds of not contracting hsv2 each year if they avoid sex during any genital symptoms in the male and the male is on daily suppressive therapy with valtrex.

97-98% odds of not contracting hsv2 each year if they take the above 2 precautions along with using condoms.
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is it common to get recurrences even if someone is on valtrex everyday?
does the body built an immunity to the medicine?
i been on valtrex since jan 2010 outbreak free,but i am not sure if i have one now,since i saw a small red bump on my foreskin in the shower
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101028 tn?1419606604
you will still get recurrences even on daily suppressive therapy but they will be less than if you weren't on it.

no, you don't build up an immunity to medication for herpes.
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thanks for the fast reply
whatever i had it just about cleared up the next day and gone now
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if someone had chiclen pox in their childhood,can it reappear as 'cold sores" later in life..i mean the oral type
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101028 tn?1419606604
no, chicken pox is herpes zoster. cold sores are herpes simplex. 2 totally different viruses.
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is there a correlation between stress and outbreaks?
as in hsv2
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101028 tn?1419606604
not really. most studies show that even extreme stress doesn't trigger ob's or shedding.
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can a person donate blood if they have hsv2?
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897535 tn?1295210035
Of course. All people with herpes, be it HSV1 or HSV2, are eligible to donate blood. Herpes is not a blood born virus.
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does having hsv2 and taking valtex have any effects on urineanyisis strip testing?
will it affect any readings on the results?
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101028 tn?1419606604
no it does not.
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happy new year Grace
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i was watching a show on sperm donor.out of curiuosity,if a guy is hsv2,can he donate sperm?
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101028 tn?1419606604
yes he can but you should notify them that you know you have hsv2.
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can one get generic valtrex monthly if one does not have any health insurance?
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101028 tn?1419606604
you can always get prescription medications whether you have insurance or not - they just cost more.

if you don't have insurance with prescription coverage, I recommend acyclovir instead. WAAAAY cheaper than even generic valtrex and works just as well.
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is there a side effect to taking Anusol suppositories if one has HSV2?
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101028 tn?1419606604
not really though since it's a steroid, it can trigger hsv2 to reoccur more often.  if you are on daily suppressive therapy, I wouldn't worry about it.
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does suppressive therapy. 500 mg daily of valtrex,help to stop viral shedding?
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101028 tn?1419606604
it reduces it, it doesn't stop it completely.
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can a person as myself with HSV2 donate blood if a relative needed a transfusion?
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101028 tn?1419606604
you sure can!!!!
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