Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

May have given my partner herpes...
An_250765 posted:
I was diagnosed with herpes a little over a year ago, just as I started seeing my current boyfriend. I was upfront with him and scared he would reject me, but he decided to stay with me. However, a couple of days ago he discovered a sore and thinks that it is herpes. Now he won't talk to me at all. We have had a great relationship, but with its ups and downs, and now live together. I tried to do everything I could to prevent him from getting it, but now it seems the worst case scenario has come true. I did suggest we continue using condoms, but he wanted to stop using them after a short time. I have been on valtrex and avoided sex when I had an outbreak. It's killing me that I may have given it to him, and it's made even worse that he won't speak to me

I am not sure what I am looking for in terms of advice, but maybe I just need to vent...
abe648 responded:
There is nothing that you did wrong. You told him about GH and he knew that you had herpes and still decided to be sexually active with you. He even stopped using condoms and so it is a choice that he took and you did what you are required to do.

The only thing you can do now is to be there for him if he wants to talk to you. Do not be upset with yourself. He is a big boy and he decided to be sexually active with you.

All you can do now is pray that he will see that this was his own choice and the two of you can get back together again.
God Bless the two of you.

To learn the ods of you giving it to him click on the Tiger and the odds of Female to Male Transmission is there for you to read. As you can see it is low if you avoid sex when you have an ob and take a suppressive therapy. Read what is noted in my signature line.
Abe ... Read more in the Herpes Handbook. Watch the Herpes Video and Terri Warren's book The Good News about the Bad News. All located under the heading Herpes at

Helpful Tips

Be the first to post a Tip!

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.