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Can valacyclovir protect your sex partner from genital herpes?

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A recent study of people taking daily doses of valacyclovir shows the drug may help protect sex partners from being infected, but you should still use a latex condom. Half the partners of people taking daily valacyclovir became infected with the virus, and half didn't. Moreover, 75% of the partners didn't show any symptoms of genital herpes, even if they had acquired the virus.

From: Treatment Options for Genital Herpes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:  WebMD Medical News: "Genital Herpes Treatment Cuts Spread."  CDC.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 9, 2018

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