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
Do you mean zero symptoms as in no lesions or less obvious symptoms at the time
Or zero symptoms as in someone that has never had an outbreak ( that they know of ) or hasn’t had one in years I guess that’s an asymptomatic person?
For myself, I had 2 outbreaks exactly 1 month apart nothing since is 10% still the case for me ?
Thank you!! I’ll purchase some more questions if I need I really appreciate you.