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Genital Herpes

How can I prevent giving herpes to my partner?

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  • AJill Grimes, MD, Family Medicine, answered
    Daily valacyclovir (suppressive treatment) can reduce viral shedding and therefore reduce transmission of herpes. Abstinence during outbreaks paired with condom use in between outbreaks reduces the transmission of herpes to an uninfected partner.
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