Viral Shedding

Viral shedding

refers to HSV being shredded on skin during an asymptomatic period. Some researches had shown that viral shedding may occur in 15-25% of days.

Viral shedding can be reduced by taking antiviral medication - such as Valtrex, by the infected person. This reduces viral shedding by at least 50% and minimise the risk for outbreaks.