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9 weeks on Valcyte

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by undcvr, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. aquariusgirl

    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    Yeah, it was Joseph Brewer who said that & I thought he knew his way around this disease, so I was kinda surprised. Thanks for responding.
  2. Timaca

    Timaca Senior Member

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    Aquariusgirl~
    According to the HHV-6 foundation those titers are not high enough to think there might be an active infection going on. See: http://www.hhv-6foundation.org/testing.htm
    My antibody titers for HHV-6 have been 1:320 and 1:640. They dropped to 1:80 on valcyte and I was ecstatic. (Using Focus lab)
    I also have very high antibody titers to Coxsackie B3 and B4 (measured at ARUP lab). Consider testing for those pathogens. See: http://www.enterovirusfoundation.org/chronicinfections.shtml

    Best, Timaca
  3. Grape Funk

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    Aquarius did you test for any other viruses beside the HHv6a?
  4. aquariusgirl

    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    Thanks Timaca. Helps to have something to compare to.
    Been meaning to run the Arup tests forever.

    Grapefunk: Yes, EBV, CMV, Mycoplasma Pneumonia.

    Brewer said I had chronic EBV. But I think he is more concerned about the XMRV. I haven't tested yet, but he thinks, as do I, that its fingerprints are all over my family.. ie familial history of prostate/breast cancer.
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    undcvr Senior Member

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    Tell Brewer to focus on EBV. Montoya does not consider it an active infection unless your IgG by IFA is over 1:320, just fyi.

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