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PRICE OF VALILCYCOLVIR? Doctors won't prescribe

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RebeccaJ

So if I ever want to have a relationship and not pass it, I would need to go on suppressive therapy. A daily dose of VALILCYCOLVIR or acyclovir if bought online from a super drug store is about £180 for 3 months. That's ridiculously expensive. When I went to my gp they told me they don't prescribe suppressive therapy and that condoms are my only option for protecting a partner. They said the sexual health clinic might Be able to prescribe them but not likely. So what then, to protect my partner I'm going to have to spend £180 every 3 months or so? Surely this can't be right. Who else has been prescribed anti virals on the nhs because I'm actually desperate! I want to reduce chances of giving this virus to someone else as much as possible and won't be happy perusing a relationship without this precaution!

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bluebell87

if you tell your gp you suffer from frequent outbreaks that are really bad and getting you down ? maybe they would prescribe then? 

:) 

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RebeccaJ
19 hours ago, bluebell87 said:

if you tell your gp you suffer from frequent outbreaks that are really bad and getting you down ? maybe they would prescribe then? 

:) 

I did say this, they said they can only prescribe a short course of antivirals which you take whilst experiencing an outbreak, that they don't offer daily suppressive therapy and that condoms are my best option. I'm going to go back to the sexual health clinic soon and see what they say because I cannot afford to pay for daily suppressive therapy :( I just pray for a way i can feel comfortable persuing a sexual relationship again ah

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G77

Hi you can get 3 months suppression of aciclovir from superdrug for £49. I just googled it online and it came up. There's also an online pharmacy called my pharmacy that sells them for around £50. 

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RebeccaJ
4 minutes ago, G77 said:

Hi you can get 3 months suppression of aciclovir from superdrug for £49. I just googled it online and it came up. There's also an online pharmacy called my pharmacy that sells them for around £50. 

Thats okay I guess. £50 a month though? It seems alien to me that we have to pay for suppressive therapy. Why isn't it available through the nhs? Do you take anti-virals and have you passed the virus onto anyone whilst on them?

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G77

It's £50 for a 3 month supply. I don't take anti virals apart from with my initial ob. I've not been near a man since...1 year! I'm not interested at the min 

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Kurdt01

I get a generic 3 month supply of valtrex in the US for about $50...that’s one pill a day at 1000mg a pill.

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