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Walter Hoeksma YD03 at MUSIC.FERRIS.EDU
Wed Jan 11 09:07:59 EST 1995


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>> > In article <001303Z10011995 at anon.penet.fi>, an172190 at anon.penet.fi wrote:
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>> > > My daughter contracted HSVII from a former boyfriend. She is extremely
>> > > depressed and reasons that no self-respecting man could ever want her as
>> > > a partner if he knew about this problem. Is there any cause for optimism
>> > > in terms of a cure (she uses acyclovir)? In the near future? Thank you
>> > > for any info.
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>> > > I often quote a study to my students which states the benefits ofenet.fi.
>> > > 400 mg acyclovir bid daily prophylaxis for those having 6 or more anonymi
>> > > recurrences a year. 50% had no recurrences over a one year trial,n warned
>> >   30% had 3 or fewer recurrences, and obviously 20% received no
>      benefit. There are some patients who have been taking acyclovir
>> >   for over 6 years with no apparent ill effects.  There is also a
>> .   widely held belief that recurrences diminish with time.
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