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Question about VALTERX and very mild OB - Dangerous ?

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Hi everyone, i got genital herpes dont know how or where from so... here I am ! At first I was very depressed about it but then again after some research i realised that although there is a big stigma about it, genital herpes is just an awful skin condition ! That's all. All other STD's can be very dangerous for your health while genital herpes is just very annoying.. So for those who worry too much about it like me at first, i strongly advise you to feel good that all you got in your life journey is an innocent skin condition that in addition can be controled..!!!! Remeber that we cant live in steralized ways, even condoms cant protect you completly, they can even break and be infected with something very serious or in the case of herpes dont cover the area, so someday we may catch something.... thank God it only hepres !

I have a question about valtex that i am taking for the past 3 months. I had only a couple of mild outbreaks before i started valtex and now few days ago i had a small itch and burn in the same place i used to have ob's, a kind of extremely small red spot that went away in two days, that is was ssooooooo hard to notice or definetly tell that it is herpes. So, if you take Valtrex could the OB's be so mild that you dont really notice them leading you to have sex with your partener and increase the chance to pass the virus ? or even in the case that the OB is that mild Valtrex still minimizes the "strength" of shedding ? thank you very much !

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The studies cite a significant reduction of the probability of spreading the virus while on antiviral treatment, however and unfortunately there is no such thing as 100% effectiveness (0% probability). The antiviral treatment will stop the virus from replicating and affecting more cells thus the dramatic impact you are experiencing in your recent "mild" OB implies a low viral load could then means lower probaility of infecting someone else. Assuming your partner is negative (which will make him/her more susceptible to a new infection), the best preventive method is to avoid sex during any signs of an OB. Me, on the other hand, just take the valtrex when I feel the symptoms of an OB but just like you the OB are becoming less frequent and really mild. My partner, is HSV1+ and has repeadily told me she does not care about the HSV2 so we have sex "freely". So far after several years she has no indication of genital H perhaps becuase of her HSV1 or perhaps of my sporadic use of valtrex or a combination of all plus luck...Hope that helps..

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