Viral Infections

  • Author: Jin S. Suh, MD, FACP (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/26/16 (What's New)


  • Guidelines recommend consistent use of condoms to prevent transmission of HSV-2 (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
  • HIV-infected individuals should avoid sexual exposure when partners have orolabial or genital lesions
  • Valacyclovir 500 mg once daily effective in reducing HSV-2 transmission in HIV-uninfected individuals[Corey 2004b; Corey 2004c]

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