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I was reading about one of our posters I forget who and I can't look through every thread to see, about giving valtrax to thair partner. I was just asking I plan on taking vitamin's and possiblely some lysine before sex with my gf.

Just asking maybe I can find out more about it.

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I've wondered about that in the past too. However, I believe that valtrex only prevents the virus from replicating. So it would seem that the virus could still infect the partner, and then lie dormant. Then I suppose if it ever came back out into the body it could be destroyed, and because it had not had the chance to replicate it would no longer be present in the body?

It makes sense, however I've never heard of anyone doing it.

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Then I suppose if it ever came back out into the body it could be destroyed, and because it had not had the chance to replicate it would no longer be present in the body?

I doubt it would work this way (which is too bad), cause it never truly comes out where it can be vulnerable to being eradicated. When it "comes out" what is really coming out are new viral particles, but the viral DNA responsible for making the particles sits safely inside a nerve cell nucleus. Suppressive therapy drugs will reduce the amount of viral particles made, but it's probably unlikely that it can completely stops ALL viral replication... it most likely stops it enough that the body can stop what is made rather than being overwhelmed by an outbreak.

I've not read any studies of an uninfected partner taking suppressive therapy to prevent infection. It's hard to imagine that it would actually prevent infection, although if infection were to occur, it seems like it would be milder than the normal "first infection." To prevent infection, you'd want something to interfere with how the virus enters a cell in the first place.

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starphyse - The best defense is your immune system and using condoms etc.

There are some vitamin supplements that strengthen the cells to help prevent viruses from invading them. One is taking Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in the form of fish-oils.

Vitamin C helps the body to naturally produce interferon which fights viruses.

You are also probably aware of how helpful others like echinacea and olive leaf are to help the immune system.

It would certainly help if both of you beef up your immune systems and she avoids known triggers while using antivirals and is ob free before you go there.

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Yeah well im not planning on protection and I plan to do oral sex and prolly fingering. My girlfriend is on valtrax and plans to wash before sex which may or may not kill any shedding particles. I tend to have broken skin alot on my fingers which makes me nervous rather have oral or genital hsv2 anyday then whitlow that is supposed to be painful.

The data I have on whitlow however is limited. As far as hsv2 oral infection thats not supposed to really shed hardly at all or have outbreaks but the whitlow it depends on where you go for your information. Some websites say that whitlow outbreaks are common some websites say that they are not.

Hopefully I will not be victim to hsv2 in any form and if I do hopefully I won't get whitlow. I would rather have it on my privates anyday then worry about it being on my hand and touching people.

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