Thank you for your response.
I was diagnosed with a swab test after my initial outbreak which was pretty bad. I have been taking Valtrex since and now take 1000 mg per day.
I no longer have blisters now that I am on the meds, however I have symptoms every month (tingling, itching and discomfort). It lasts for several days.
It really bothers me because I feel like I’m always “contagious”.
– If I’m having symptoms every month does this mean that I am always shedding the virus. I had hoped that with the amount of medication that I take that I would be almost symptom free.
– I’ve read conflicting reports about how long the virus can live outside of the body. If it were on someone’s hand or on an object would it remain active or would it die pretty quickly?