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I Have Hiv Can I Take Valtrex

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Valtrex and HIV meds

I have occasional outbreaks of herpes on my chin (I haven't had one in over a year). However, I am in the beginning stages of an outbreak now and I wonder if it is OK to take Valtrex for 3 days like I normally do. I currently am on Raltegravir and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Hello and thanks for your post.It's perfectly fine to take herpes medications, like Valtrex with your HIV regimen; there aren't any significant drug-drug interactions.Be well,BY Read more »

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Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV? I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms including muscle twitches, buzzing,... Read more »

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Living with HIV and Herpes

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...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

valtrex

Posted by Smith, 1 Reply
...this is a new question . . . . Will valtrex (Valacyclovir) - a treatment for herpes and I believe an antiviral drug - impact hiv progression and therefore testing? I had a p24 antigen test and antibody test at 22 days post exposure, but had... Read more »