Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) genital herpes are treated with this antiviral drug (HSV-2). .
• Valacyclovir is the generic version of the brand-name drug Valtrex®.
• It is used to treat both initial and recurring genital herpes outbreaks.
• If taken daily, it may reduce the number of outbreaks by about 50% over eight months
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Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) and Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) cause genital herpes, a sexually transmitted virus (HSV-1). Although HSV-2 is the most common cause of symptomatic genital herpes, HSV-1 is also a common cause. Genital herpes can be transmitted without causing any visible symptoms on the skin or in the genital mucosa (1). Because HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, such as sex, speaking with your sexual partner is even more vital.
Genital herpes is a highly prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the CDC, about 12% of the population (ages 14-49) is infected with HSV-2, with approximately 776,000 new cases reported each year in the United States.
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