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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have a patient with documented type I hsv in the pubic region She took suppressive therapy with Valtrex for 5 years and has now tested antibody negative for 3 straight years Has the virus been eradicated? Is she able to stop the Valtrex ?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
there is no cure...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

regardless of any test, herpes is not curable. Valtrex and other antivirals may reduce the flares but eradication is not possible. By stopping valtrex she'll increase the risk of new flares and asymptomatic shedding.

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