Q: I have had Herpes type I & II for approx. 10 years. I don't remember having a lot of breakouts but over the last 2-1/2 years I decided to take Valtrex daily (500mg). Suggestion from the Doctor. It seems that over the last year and 1/2 I am getting breakouts about every month and a half. (I never remember them being this frequent previously) I am active, healthy, eat well and take care of myself. I thought the longer you have herpes, the fewer breakouts you should have. Why does it seem to be getting worse as time progresses? The breakout itself is not worse, just the frequency has increased. Hope you can help with this.
In many cases the most heavy herpes outbreak occur within the first year a person catches the virus. Herpes outbreaks could happen at any given time and it happens by chance. Factors such as an individual's lifestyle and immune system could have an impact on h... For detail, click here.