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Pregnancy and HSV2 meds

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Hello All,

I am wondering if anyone has been pregnant and taken suppressive meds for their outbreaks?

I am concerned about going off the meds and giving HSV2 to my partner, but also nervous about taking them for 9 months. Has anyone been on suppressive therapy full term? Currently taking Acyclovir 1x a day.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi @Ffsullivan!

Here's an article to read over from ASHA, a trusted source:


It's up to you as the hard science isn't in yet. A portion from the article:


At the present time, acyclovir’s manufacturer does not recommend its use during pregnancy. On the other hand, the company has tracked the experiences of several hundred women who took the drug during pregnancy, some of them inadvertently, and the evidence to date suggests that acyclovir does not carry increased risk of birth defects or adverse pregnancy outcome. On the strength of this data, the use of daily, suppressive treatment during the last month of pregnancy is becoming increasingly common.


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