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Offline BlueMoon

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Valtrex
« on: May 22, 2008, 07:55:04 AM »
I developed a case of shingles last week, and my doctor gave me Valtrex for it.  I've just noticed on the flyer that came with it a warning that patients with advanced HIV or AIDS may have a higher chance for getting thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS).  "TTP/HUS can result in death."  Hmm. 

The doctor specializes in HIV patients, so presumably he's aware of this and knows what he's doing.  Can anyone here reassure or alarm me about this?
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Valtrex
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 09:56:06 AM »
Had shingles 3 times, took Valtrex 3 times, still here. ;D

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Valtrex
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 07:29:14 PM »
I developed a case of shingles last week, and my doctor gave me Valtrex for it.  I've just noticed on the flyer that came with it a warning that patients with advanced HIV or AIDS may have a higher chance for getting thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS).  "TTP/HUS can result in death."  Hmm. 



I also had a little concern, back in 2003, when I had developed shingles the second time around, and was prescribed Valtrex. Also noticed that on the label, so I called the doctor back. My doctor assured me it would be alright to use. I also had 16 t-cells at the time, so I was certainly "advanced" . Because I took the Valtrex, I believed it saved me a lot of problems back in 2003, as that round was much less severe, than the case I had in 1989.


Take care of yourself-------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Valtrex
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 07:16:03 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I'll keep taking it and spare the doctor the annoying phone call.
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline dvinemstre

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Re: Valtrex
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 06:44:11 PM »
i take it daily for upper respiratory HSV I and no trouble here. thanks, z

 


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