Valtrex as a prophylactic?
August 12, 2010 5:46 AM Subscribe
Is it reasonable to keep a supply of Valtrex around to take after protected casual sex to prevent herpes?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm recently out of a relationship and have been having occasional protected casual sex. I am terrified of herpes as it can be transmitted even with a condom. I've seen some reports on the Internets that if valtrex is taken directly after exposure it can prevent herpes from getting a foot hold.
So, is there any reason why I shouldn't get a prescription and take a few of them in the days following protected sex with an untested partner?
I'm interested in any relevant medical literature, anti viral alternatives, etc.