#Primary infection:

    Acyclovir 400 mg orally TID for 7 to 10 days


    Valacyclovir 1 gram orally BID for 7 to 10 days

#Severe or disseminated infections:

    Acyclovir 5 to 10 mg/kg IV q8 hours for 2 to 7 days

    ...then oral therapy to complete a 10 day course

#Pregnant women with recurrent genital herpes, start at 36 weeks:

    Valacyclovir 500 mg orally BID


    Acyclovir 400 mg orally tid