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What Medications Are There For Herpes

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Antiviral Herpes Medication

Just a quick question Dr. About 2 months ago I went to my primary doctor after a high-risk sexual encounter. It was suspected that I was in the "prodome" of a Herpes infection. Therefore, I was prescribed Valtrex 1 gram, for 10 days (which I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
No it can't.MH Read more »

Herpes medication and the ELISA test

Hello Doctor, I took Valtrex pills like about three years ago for about 15 days for genital... Read more »

HIV and Gential Herpes

I have HIV and I am experiencing very frequent herpes outbreaks, its almost like I have continuous... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...results are not always clear-cut. Is there a treatment for herpes? There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Survey Finds Genital Herpes Is Common Among New Yorkers

...herpes testing for people who have sores. New Yorkers can call 311 for clinic locations and hours of operation. Anti-herpes medications can help with outbreaks and reduce transmission to partners. Blood testing for HSV-2 is not recommended for... Read more »
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tiny bumps

Posted by trey, 1 Reply
does any one have tiny bumps in between your fingers and on your hands. what is it and what does it come from Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...go to the doctor's office if it would bring me to peace. Well anyways six months now I still worry that she gave me genital herpes. I have not had a breakout and everything is working alright but Im still a little uneasy. Can you all help please? Read more »

Ahh.. Do I have herpes!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
so yesterday Im about to take a shower and thats when I see a pimple on my penis.. on the shaft.. the top part, just before where the hair is.. so anyways.. I went to the doctor's and he had a look and he told me, with extreme confidence, that it... Read more »