Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Taking Valtrex With Hiv Meds

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Is taking Valtrex (valaciclovir) safe with HIV meds?

Hello Dr,Thank you for the great service you provide with this website.I am doing very well on Efevirenz and Truvada (Tenofovir/Emtricitabine). Undetectable viral load and CD4 at 430 / 29%. My Dr has also prescribed me Valtrex for genital herpes. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Valtrex is generally safe and OK to take with your current HIV regimen. Monitoring kidney function periodically is recommended when taking drug regimens including tenofovir (Truvada) and valacyclovir. KH... Read more »

non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Shows No Increase in Sexual Risk Behavior When Taking Preventive HIV Drug

"Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use," Reuters reports. "The... Read more »
TheBody.com

A Day in the Life Video Series: George Burgess on Addiction Recovery and Taking HIV Meds

Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and... Read more »
TheBody.com

Garbo Chang on Taking HIV Meds From 9-to-5 to Vacation Time (Video)

Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and... Read more »
TheBody.com

Taking Your First HIV Med With the Encouragement of a Loved One

I lost my partner to AIDS in 1994. I was still negative. I volunteered for AIDS organizations and lost so many friends. I saw all the experimental medications come and the toll it took on all their lives. So the day I was diagnosed as positive I... Read more »
Connect With Others

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »

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 »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »