People are probably going to hate me for this review, but I have guts so here we go...
Valtrex is a wonderful drug and very cost effective with insurance. There are even ways to get it cheaper without prescription insurance ( The Valtrex Website offers $10 off of each prescription).
No matter how minor or severe your outbreaks are, when taken daily, Valtrex will help you become outbreak free. This means you can practice safe sex, without worrying about spreading the virus. This also means that your partner can not have the virus, and still be protected (if you use caution), as the virus cannot be spread unless an outbreak, or signs of an outbreak are present.
The only side effect that I have experienced from VALTREX are slight spells of dizziness that are not severe.
If anyone on this site has had an outbreak, trying to tough it out is a very painful experience, so in my opinion, Valtrex is worth every penny it costs (even without insurance).