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If someone tests positive for HSV2 (antibodies) but is totally asymptomatic, can taking antivirals to prevent shedding cause then to become symptomatic?


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I've heard that even people who have never had an outbreak but test positive for antibodies can shed about 10% of the time and pass the virus. If that person was in a marriage and didn't want to pass to their partner, and took antivirals, could the antivirals possibly cause the person to start having outbreaks because the virus strengthens or becomes resistant to the meds?

Some doctors say asymptomatic people don't shed and others say opposite. Makers of antivirals say in the description they can be used by symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals to "reduce" shedding and transmission. 

Sorry if there's a thread like this but I couldn't find one.

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