Nventor- So your story doesn't start with the sudden illness several months ago, it actually started back many years ago but became suddenly worse with the more recent acute illness. Do I understand it right that you're taking the Famvir, Immunovir, antibiotics and Trans Factor long-term, and your main concern is with the Valcyte, which you just cut down to 900 mg and plan to go completely off of as soon as your titer is down? What are your plans for the other medications? The reason I started this thread is because I was seeing that folks were describing their personal experiences on Valtrex OR Valcyte but not describing any experiences with both that I could find. You and KC22 are the only 2 who have responded who have taken both, and you plan to drop the Valcyte as soon as you are able. So, it appears that many more people who contribute to this forum have taken EITHER Valtrex or Valcyte than are taking both. I wish I could see where you will be at in several months and whether the decision to do the Valtrex short-term was beneficial in the longer-term. Will you be as happy with your long-term results as KC22? The thought of taking the Valcyte in smaller doses and shorter-term is certainly appealing given its' risks and side effects, but will it compromise the long-term results? Please continue to keep me updated on your progress.