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Thank you Terri
We can leave the issue of herpetic whitlow behind. 🙂
Follow up questions about point no 5 on the trying to conceive:
Increasing the dose of the antiviral during fertile period. How much of the dose can we take for this? And how long is it save to do that? probably for a week or two weeks? or can we actually increase the dosage for prolonged period like let say 1 year?
Would like to get to know more about preventing transmission to the partner.
40F/GSHV2 for 9 years – about 4 OB’s on the first couple of years getting.
Reduced to avg of 2 OBs yearly for the past probably 2 years
Consulted with specialist of infectious diseases before, the doctor only gave me 10 tablets of Valtrex to be taken during OB. The doctor mentioned no need to worry about it because your partner will eventually get it. It’s just a matter of time.
The way she puts it seems like there’s no need to bother on the suppression therapy.
Which is pretty depressing.
After reading on your handbook. I started on daily therapy of 500 mg Valtrex mid Jan
Had another OB on mid Feb.
Will monitor if the OB is reduced.
1. Is my case considered very active / highly transmissible to a partner?
2. It is mentioned that during the first 3 months period the chance of transmitting is high. As we’re getting serious in the relationship, there will be a lot of intercourse involved. Any extra precautions do you usually suggest to your patients during the crucial time of the relationship?
3. If after couple of months or years probably things is going well and no transmission, can we probably go without one of the therapy, maybe without condoms or without antiviral?
4. Is what the doctor said that it’s just a matter of time that my partner will definitely get it is true?
5. How far are we from finding meds on this?