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Can A Person With HIV Take Valtrex

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VALTREX AND HIV

Why is that HIV positive people are advised against taking Valtrex? Does Valtrex suppress the immune system and, if so, to what degree? How would a healthy person's immune system who took supressive doses of Valtrex be affected by the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello HIV-Herpes-Haver-Who-Wants-Valtrex, (I'll call you HHHWWV for short or perhaps even H3W2V?)The warning for Valtrex is for those with severe immunodeficiency. That would include advanced HIV (not just HIV disease). The reason for the... Read more »

hiv risk and valtrex

hi dr. bob hope everything is well.I know that you must get questions like this all the time but... Read more »

Correct Valtrex dosage w/ Atripla?

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Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual 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... Read more »

valtrex

Posted by Smith, 1 Reply

I think 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 »

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Gay Personals for HIV+'s

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Hey People,

I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines on the net that are HIV pos friendly where I could possible meet someone with my status for a serious... Read more »