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Because herpes can be transmitted from someone who has no symptoms, even using the precautions listed below is not enough to prevent transmission.
Valtrex can be used to help prevent transmission of genital herpes, but it has to be taken continuously by the infected person. While it significantly decreases the risk of tranmitting herpes, transmission can still occur.
Last Updated January 26, 2011