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tomt

how long does Aciclovir take to start giving you protection?

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tomt

I was just wondering how long Aciclovir takes to kick in? Not to get rid of anything but to give you protection from outbreaks etc?

Thanks for any help

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Rob1125

I don't remember where i read it, perhaps on one of these boards, but one member was saying that for suppression you should start regularly taking it about a week before any sexual contact for best results. It may happen sooner (ie. there may be more accurate info out there), but this seems like a reasonable time frame. You may try looking up on the medhelp.com expert forums to see if any of those STD expert doctors address this question. If not, you can pay i think $20 and have them answer your question directly.

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