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Hi All,

I first noticed my 1st outbreak on my penis 5 days ago in 3 small spots (Wednesday). To the best of my knowledge this is my first outbreak. I saw the Dr on Friday and he swabbed the area for testing and put me on Valtrex as a precaution. The amount is 1G 3 times a day for a week. I read that usually the amount is no more then 2x a day for Genital herpes. He said Valtrex is hard on the liver. It's Sunday and and I basically have cleared up except for a small skin discoloration in those areas. My questions are:

1 Does the amount I'm taking seem proper? 5'7" Male 220 lbs if it matters

2 Is an increased dosage commonly used in a first outbreak?

3 I know you will say call the DR, but... should I continue taking it for the full week or is it common to stop treatment when the signs are gone?

I'm still waiting for the lab results. Thanks in advance!

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PS-"call the dr", okay-now that's outta the way.....I will only share what I have read online today.

1)I believe there is an initial dosing for 1st outbreaks and then a different dosing for suppression (keep from coming back)

2)without looking back online--I know one was higher/more frequent than the other-can't remember which one though-sorry

3)I read not to stop taking during your dosing bc it might make it come back stronger/more frequent

Again-just what I read online.......I was searching "valtrex high blood pressure" when I found it.

Hope this makes sense:)

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    • viralfrog
      Having HSV-2 has not bothered me at all for casual sex. I'm just avoiding sex during outbreaks, on suppressive therapy and using condoms every time with casual partners. Since my outbreaks appear on top of my penis, even during an outbreak the risk is minimal if I put a condom on as soon as I take my underwear off.  I guess it might be a slightly different case for a girl as if you have external lesions around your groin you could still infect someone even using a condom. And of course, condoms can break, which has happened to me over 10 times and caused myself to get infected in the first place.  I see it as a much more difficult now having a serious relationship, because I can't feel much with a condom on and really want stop using them. However, I don't want to put my new girlfriend to any risk - I would feel terrible if I infected her. 
    • viralfrog
      Does anyone have experience about people's reactions to Herpes in Asia? Personally I live in Thailand where I also caught the virus as a condom broke 4 years ago.  Unfortunately I infected my ex-girlfriend with HSV-2. This was just after I had caught the virus myself and we had sex before I noticed and realised what it was. In the beginning, a local doctor told me I have just hurt my foreskin with my jeans' zipper and the tests came as negative. After getting tested later it came as positive.  Anyways, my ex-gf (well educated, professional, 26 years old then) she had no idea what Herpes was in the first place. She didn't really care too much about it and didn't bother to get tested. During our 3 year relationship we kept having unprotected sex as usual and she never had any issues until at the end one day. She had a very minor outbreak once and nothing after that (lucky her, no like myself who gets terrible symptoms non-stop). I know she has a strong immune system, because she was never sick despite myself having bad colds quite often. In any case, she could not care less about this virus and didn't mind at all.

      I've seen a lot of hysteria surrounding Herpes in Europe and the US. What has been your experience in South-East Asian countries like Thailand? Do people perceive HSV-2 as a worrying disease? 
    • Burty
      The full article is behind a paywall but you could write the the authors and request a copy.
    • OFMDH
      The jury is still out as there needs to be additional experiments. Editas' results make me believe dosing was insufficient among other issues.
    • moialbalushi
      Wow interesting !! But how did they provide it to him !! I mean he is 27 years old !!

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