Valtrex (valacyclovir) is now approved to decrease heterosexual transmission of genital herpes

Valtrex (valacyclovir) is now approved to decrease heterosexual transmission of genital herpes.

Using Valtrex with a condom can reduce transmission by about 50%...compared to a condom alone.

Some patients already take Valtrex daily to reduce outbreaks. Now some patients will use it to reduce the risk of giving herpes to their partner.

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