This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License, which permits for noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any digital medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not altered in any way. Nocturnal asthma NA is increasing in prevalence, affecting millions of people Genital herpes is a widespread sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex viruses HSV. Suppressive valacyclovir therapy has been shown to significantly reduce HSV transmission. The benefits and costs of using valacyclovir to reduce transmission in couples discordant for genital herpes will be analyzed in order to better inform decision-making. By reducing transmission, the physical and psychological harms of living with symptomatic genital herpes will be prevented while saving on certain healthcare costs.
Learning that you have genital herpes can be a difficult experience. Although herpes is very common, many people assume that a positive HSV-1 or HSV-2 diagnosis spells the end of a normal romantic and sexual life. In fact, while many people with herpes panic upon experiencing initial symptoms of the virus, most people with herpes find that maintaining romantic and sexual relationships is far easier than expected. Having sex with herpes is normal, so long as you take the right precautions. Each type of the virus acts differently in the body, infecting different nerves while causing identical symptoms.
Skip to content. I know that Valtrex can be used to reduce the risk of transmission of genital herpes, but what about oral herpes? I have oral herpes and my partner doesn't. He's afraid that I'll give him genital herpes if I give him oral sex, and I don't blame him. If I take Valtrex, will that help reduce the chance of me transmitting my herpes through oral sex?
According to the World Health Organization , 3. Another million people 11 percent between ages 15 and 49 worldwide have herpes simplex virus type 2 HSV But genital herpes is sometimes the exact same virus — just in a different location.