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winonabee

How effective are AntiVirals?

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winonabee

I'm looking at taking daily anti-virals to suppress H especially cos I'm in a relationship. OBs usually come before periods and sometimes they don't come at all- but it's just the peace of mind that I have a slim chance of transmission.

I have told my BF about it about a month or 2 of us being together. Now, we rarely use condoms which worries me more as I really would feel terrible if he gets it...

Has anyone ever taken them? Do they have side-effects?

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JBnATL

I have taken antivirals for years with no problems. I have dated many women and have never passed it along, and that included a lot of unprotected sex (their choice). Read this article on transmission rates and you can see how effective they are:

www.hsvblog.org/herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-101

Come to the "Chat Room", there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!

JB

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Butterfly of the Moment

Along with the antivirals (acyclovir is more reasonably priced), consider taking some antiviral natural supplements to help cut the risk even more such as an immune system boosting supplement, olive leaf, mushroom supplements, lysine, red marine algae, etc.

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