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A patient is prescribed acyclovir (Zovirax) for the treatment of genital herpes. What is the expected outcome of this medication?
A)Decreased testosterone production
B)Decreased libido
C)Decreased viral shedding
D)Decreased bacterial replication
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Acyclovir is used to treat genital herpes, in which it decreases viral shedding and the duration of skin lesions and pain. Acyclovir does not decrease testosterone or libido. Acyclovir is used to treat viral, not bacterial, infections.

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