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I acquired both HPV and HSV2 from my unfaithful ex spouse. After a lifetime of normal pap tests, this year I tested positive for high grade cervical dysplasia. A cone biopsy followed, and I'm hoping the worst is over with. Between the fear of cancer due to HPV, the stigma of herpes, and the fear of passing on either, I feel my sexuality has pretty much disappeared.
My doctor has suggested Valtrex for the HSV2. I have only had a couple mild outbreaks, and with no dating life on the horizon, am not keen to start any sort of daily medication. Also-- and here is my main question-- have any studies shown Valtrex to exacerbate HPV infections, or increase the chance of dysplasia progressing and developing into cancer?? Basically, is taking Valtrex a risk for people with high risk HPV?
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