On Tuesday I was diagnosed with genital herpes and given the aciclovir 400mg tablets. How long do they take to clear the infection and am I safe to have sex with my partner using a condom? Or do I have to wait til it's cleared.
You must wait until it is comply cleared before you have intimate relations again. A condom does not protect against herpes, because regional contact can spread herpes. Make sure your partner is tested and treated as well, if necessary, before you are intimate again, or you will just re-infect yourself. Did your doctor only give you one dose or regular daily dosages for the long haul? If you have it daily moving forward, you cannot spread it from yourself, unless you find new lesions. Then, you must abstain until they are gone again as I advised above. Good luck and take care/be well.
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