thanks for you continued input! im thinking that when i try this, im going to do a liver/bowel cleanse beforehand in order to maximize the valtrex absorption. and of course, i think it will be important to have a somewhat empty stomach in order to further increase absorption. even if the valtrex does a number on my stomach, it will be well worth it for a "cure". does anyone know of any other supplements that might increase absorption of the drug? vitamins, perhaps?