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Valtrex And Hiv

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effect of combination of valtrex plus the anti depressant plus alcohol, does it affect the result. I am so sorry Dr, i forgot to include the valtrex and now i am scared about it. Please answer. I feel like my nerve which connects the brain is breaking.

THanks for your response Dr. Brian. unfortunately, I forgot one last thing to ask to you, in the same question. THe reason I am forgetting to write the whole question is again due to stress. Sorry about that, this is my last question to you, please...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Valtrex, on its own or in combination with any other medications, does not have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody test. You can still rely on the fact that the negative tests you got for HIV and anything else that was test are the right... Read more »


Why is that HIV positive people are advised against taking Valtrex? Does Valtrex suppress the... Read more »

Can Valtrex effect HIV antibody test

I am currently being tested for HIV. I have taken a heavy dose of Valtrex during April 2006 for 15... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ranbaxy, GlaxoSmithKline Settle Dispute Over U.S. Patent Covering Valtrex

Under an agreement announced today, Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. will be allowed to introduce generic copies of the herpes drug Valtrex in the United States in the latter half of 2009. Ranbaxy will have 180 days of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Generic Version of GlaxoSmithKline's Valtrex

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic form of Valtrex (valacyclovir hydrochloride), GlaxoSmithKline's treatment for genital herpes and shingles, Indian generics maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. announced Thursday. The approved doses... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Treatment Approved to Reduce Infection's Spread, Too

The widely used genital herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) can now be advertised as helping to prevent the spread of herpes simplex virus type 2, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday. Until now, the only advice for not transmitting genital... Read more »
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OIs and Co-Infections and STIs -- Oh, My!

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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 »


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 »

Herpes and HIV/delayed sero

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether taking Famvir (an antiviral) for a rash (herpes like burning sensation) for 5 days (this was 2 weeks after exposure) would delay seroconversion? Could it delay it beyond 3 months? Is there any real need to test at 6 months... Read more »

Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »