Acyclovir use in infants and children increase but not in herpes simplex virus encephalitis cases

Acyclovir use in infants and children significantly increased from 1999 to 2012 without an increase in herpes simplex virus encephalitis incidence. Hospital length of stay was significantly longer for those with non-herpes diagnoses treated with acyclovir when compared to those not treated. Study Rundown: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is […] Read more »

How long does the first herpes outbreak last?

Question: I believe I’m having my first herpes outbreak and its extremely uncomfortable. My doctor didn’t give me any medication because I’m awaiting the test results to see if I do in fact have herpes. The most uncomfortable part is the one really painful sore I have on my labia […] Read more »

Price of Valtrex and Alternative Choices

According to several pharmacies, the average cost of Valtrex without insurance is: Valtrex 500 mg Tablets – 30 tablets – $235.00 Valtrex 1 gram Tablets – 30 tablets – $366.00 Alternatives to using Valtrex are: Acyclovir 400 mg Tablets – 60 tablets – $29.00 Acyclovir 800 mg Tablets – 90 […] Read more »

Herpes Medications – Your Options

If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect you may be having a genital herpes outbreak or infection you are likely anxious to find effective forms of treatment are available to you. First you should know there is no cure for the virus, but there are several effective herpes medications […] Read more »