Herpes Treatment?

Sue Stafford sue_stafford at smtplink.vitek.com
Fri Oct 17 15:46:55 EST 1997

     It is my understanding that if you are able to catch your primary 
     infection with HSV and get acyclovir (Zovirax) treatment that there is 
     a possibility that you may be able to get rid of the virus completely. 
      But, if the first case is not treated or the treatment comes too 
     late, Zovirax is used to lessen the severity and length of HSV 
     outbreaks that occur after the primary infection.  
     Is there a doctor that can confirm this?

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Subject: Re: Herpes Treatment?
Author:  <nmorales at acsu.buffalo.edu (Neva Morales)> at UNIX_INTERNET
Date:    10/17/97 11:43 AM

someone told me that the drug, zovirax, helps. i also heard that the 
vitamin, l-lysine is able to help as well (i don't know the exact 
biochemistry). the virus, however, never really leaves one's body. it 
supposedly hibernates in the nerves until something else (like stress) 
triggers it to come out again.
hope this is useful.
On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Frank Stevens wrote:
> I have a general question about gentle herpes.  Is there a preventative 
> treatment that will keep herpes from making a patient symptomatic
> again?  Is there an oral medication, topical ointment, anything? 
> Thanks,
> Frank Stevens

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