Australian Associated Press (08/08/99)
Australian scientists have announced that the drug Valtrex has
provided effective, long-term suppression of genital herpes.
The antiviral drug is taken in a single daily dose. Valtrex
has been shown to substantially reduce the number of genital
herpes recurrences in patients. Herpes affects over 102
million people worldwide, and 500,000 cases have been
diagnosed in Australia, according to Dr. Tony Simmons,
chairman of the Australian Herpes Management Forum.