Hi Terri thank you very much
I was wondering if I could clarify if the 4% female to male transmission rate included patients that are symptomatic and asymptomatic
Or if all patients had outbreaks at some point.
I’m new and assume I have a higher chance of transmission than 4% considering I also shed more and have more outbreaks ( assuming ) but in general did that study include people who had symptoms sometimes ?
Secondly I just recently read about Valtrex and how it reduced symptomatic transmission by 70%. A few journals I read suggested Valtrex had the same effect on newly diagnosed compared to established recurrent disease. Could I interpret this that as long as I take the medication religiously, my shedding and transmission rates are similar to established herpes ?
Sorry if that is a dumb question. I’m just trying to feel like less of a virus. I want to feel like other people that believe in the 4% transmission rate. For me I feel like everyone will get it from me