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Herpes Transmission and Suppressive Therapy: Why it Fails at Protecting Your Partner and What You Can Do

A recent study has tried to explain why suppressive therapy only cut herpes transmission risks by half. Suppressive therapy is the term used to describe taking herpes drugs like acyclovir or valacyclovir (also known as Zovirax and Valtrex) daily. This … Continue reading

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How Is Genital Herpes Spread – How You Can Prevent Infecting Your Partner?

Genital herpes can spread from one partner to the other even when no symptoms are visible. However, there are plenty of things you can do to present transmitting herpes to your partner many your doctor won’t tell you about. Approximately … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Herpes?

A negative history of herpes or having no symptoms does not prove you were not infected before. A positive PCR test only shows that you have an active infection. It does not necessarily prove that you did not have herpes prior to that infection. You could request a blood test at the same time and if the result negative, then it becomes quite certain you just got herpes from your new partner. PCR tests return a lot of false negative and can be performed only when symptoms are present. Sometimes people do not experience symptoms at first so getting to know who gave you herpes is not easy. Continue reading

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