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Valtrex Side Effects | Common to Rare Warnings and Contraindications

Valtrex is the brand name for valacyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes viruses like shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. It can be...
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When to Get Tested for Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is what the Center for Disease Control calls “a very common” sexually transmitted disease, typically found in young people between the ages of...
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When to Get Tested for Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common STI that’s easily curable, but can cause infertility if left untreated. Learn when to get tested for chlamydia and other...
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Can you donate blood if you have herpes?

The American Red Cross has guidelines as to who can donate blood and when. Can you donate blood if you have herpes? Usually, yes....

Herpes Is the Top Reason The Bachelor Denies Potential Contestants

A news item that swept social media this year was about two things: reality TV show The Bachelor and herpes. It started when an excerpt...
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Herpes Suppressive Therapy: 6 Points to Know About Daily Valtrex

Unfortunately, there isn't a cure for herpes. However, doctors sometimes prescribe Valtrex to be taken every day in order to prevent outbreaks and lower...
How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes

How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes

You don't want a diagnosis to change your love life. Still, a huge part of coming to terms with herpes is its impact on...
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Genital Herpes Nerve Pain (Left Leg Pain)

One of the more unusual symptoms linked to genital herpes is nerve pain down the leg, usually left leg pain. Herpes nerve pain is under-recognized...
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When to Get Tested for STDs / STIs – How Soon

When you're sexually active, it's important to know when to get tested for STDs / STIs. First, tests are only accurate after a certain...
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Lysine-Arginine Ratios: Lysine-Rich Foods Chart + Infographic

What’s the best-known diet change to reduce symptoms of HSV viruses? Whether you’re dealing with cold sores, shingles, or genital herpes outbreaks, that change...