I was diagnosed with HSV2 6 weeks or so ago. I had severe yeast infection symptoms and no amount of monistat was making it go away. Then I had 3 small blisters that tested positive for the disease. I tested positive on a blood test which means I have had it for awhile. The outbreak cleared up within a week taking 1000 mg of valtrex and using the cream stuff. Right before my period started 2 weeks ago I noticed my yeast infection symptoms come back. I was sooo upset and wouldn't let my girlfriend come near me because I felt so gross and was afraid to pass it on. I started taking valtrex, the itching continued and the cream seemed to burn a little bit when applied. I got my period and the outbreak continued. First of all - can I wear tampons with an outbreaK? So after 1 week on valtrex the itching was still there. It seemed to be INSIDE my vagina, not on the outside. I took a diflucan (yeast medicine) and within 2 days I was better. Was this just a yeast infection? How can I tell the difference? Thanks!