Acyclovir is cheaper, but requires you to take more capsules at a time.With Valtrex, you only need to take one pill a day for the purpose of suppressive therapy.Research has even given us data that shows how likely (or really, “unlikely”) you are to transmit herpes during sex when you take precautions and understand the specific circumstances you might have.
It is possible, but rare, since HSV-2 doesn’t like the oral environment.
In fact, only 3% of oral herpes outbreaks are from HSV-2. If you and your partner have the same type of herpes, you have more freedom than a couple not trying to infect one partner.
This is still possible as long as other precautions are taken and both parties are informed and aware of the risks. Suppressive therapy is the use of prescription Valtrex on a daily basis, whether an outbreak is present or not.
Whereas Valtrex is commonly used to stop an outbreak as it is happening, it can also be used daily to prevent outbreaks to begin with.
Most people know not to kiss or share a drink while a cold sore is present.
The same goes for not performing oral sex while a cold sore is present. A dental dam is a latex barrier that can be placed over the vulva/vagina (and anal area if involved) to prevent skin-to-skin contact during oral sex. HSV-2, which is usually genital herpes, can also spread to the oral region, but it’s not as likely.(Statistics, depending on populations used, vary slightly.) Condoms don’t prevent herpes transmission, but they help, cutting down the rate of transmission by about 30%.Condoms are not totally effective because genital herpes only require skin-to-skin contact to spread, so the areas that the condom does not cover are still susceptible.When a person is not experiencing an outbreak, there is a 4-10% chance of transmitting it.(Depending mostly on genders.) Because of the nature of male and female genitalia, it is easier for herpes to be transmitted to a woman by a man than vice-versa.Valtrex is an antiviral medication that reduces the occurrence of herpes outbreaks.