If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Contracted herpes 2 in 2002 and have been taking 500 mg Valtrex daily since 2003. There has to be a better answer to all this than simply taking drugs for the rest of my life. OB every 2 weeks for 6 months lead to suppressive therapy. I will do the same this month and then the following month i wont take the echinacea and i'll see what happens. Now this is either coincidence or the echinacea working. I would rather die due to continued medication than to suffer repeated OBs as they are severe and incapacitating. Started suppressive after about 6 months of breaking out every 2 weeks and also around my period. I decided to trial tacking echinacea in liquid form to boost my immune system and oddly enough last month i did not get my usual o/b. At least I don't OB and can live a somewhat normal life including sexual relations. Got herpes from my hubby in 2005 and have been on Valtrex. My hubby only takes it when he feels stressed and some pain. Funny how women seem to get it from men, but of course, men must get it from women, but I never hear about that. I have mentioned in a few threads how i began to get THE most regular o/b's right after ovulation. Even if she says it isn't, I will continue on my own. My partner had only had 5 o/b's in 20yrs and in the last 10 of those 20 yrs he had only had the one o/b. I simply think that women stress about so much stuff in their daily lives and then our hormones are always going in all directions b/c of our periods or menopause, a lot of women are on the pill which causes a lack of certain vitamins, which can lead to a lower immune system etc etc.
Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex). Severe cases may be treated with the intravenous (IV) drug acyclovir. There is no set number of outbreaks per year that doctors use to decide when someone should start suppressive therapy. Rather, more important factors are how often the outbreaks happen and if they are severe enough to interfere with your life. Taking daily suppressive therapy may also reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to a sex partner. 24 hours after lesion onset) Suppressive therapy (immunocompetent patients): 1 g/day PO Suppressive therapy (immunocompetent patients with ≤9 recurrences annually): 500 mg/day PO; transmission reduction for source partner, 500 mg/day PO Suppressive therapy (HIV-infected patients): 500 mg PO q12hr Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)/hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) reported in patients with advanced HIV disease and in allogenic bone marrow transplant and renal transplant recipients Acute renal failure (ARF) may occur, especially in elderly patients or those with underlying renal impairment receiving higher than recommended doses; use with caution in patients with renal impairment, the elderly, and/or patients receiving nephrotoxic drugs Treatment should begin with the earliest symptom (tingling, burning, itching) in cold sores; for genital herpes, it should begin at the first signs and symptoms (within 72 hours of onset of first diagnosis or 24 hours of onset of recurrent episodes); for herpes zoster, it should begin within 72 hours of onset of rash; for chicken pox, it should begin with the earliest sign or symptom Central nervous system (CNS) effects may occur (eg, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, encephalopathy); risk of CNS adverse effects is higher in elderly patients Adequately hydrate patient; decreased precipitation in renal tubules may occur Metabolized by liver; valacyclovir is rapidly and nearly completely converted to acyclovir and L-valine via first-pass effect; acyclovir is hepatically metabolized to a very small extent by aldehyde oxidase and by alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenase (inactive metabolites) The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information.
Suppressive Therapy VALTREX is indicated for chronic suppressive therapy of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in immunocompetent and in HIV-1-infected adults. The efficacy and safety of VALTREX for the suppression of genital herpes beyond 1 year in immunocompetent patients and beyond 6 months in HIV-1-infected patients have not been. Yes you can go on daily suppressive therapy with valtrex to help reduce transmission to your wife. Just avoiding sex when you have obvious genital symptoms and taking daily suppressive therapy makes it on average 95-96% likely each year that you won't transmit hsv2 to her.