[Question #5755] Genital Herpes

21 months ago
I am taking antivirals daily, 1 MG Valacyclovir  I am a male with a female partner.  If I don’t have any sores, what are the chances of infecting my partner vaginally, analy or orally.  I don’t use condoms.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
21 months ago
If your partner is aware of your infection and you only do antiviral medicine with no condoms and you have sex about twice a week, there is about a 5% chance she will become infected in a year's period.  More sex, more risk (4X = 10% for example).  It might be wise to split your dose in two, 500 mg twice a day instead for better coverage.

Terri
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