|Is this safe?
Aug 17, 2009
I'm just wondering is taking the valproic acid( an epileposy drug) could help cure us? I was reading about the clinical trial they had on web md. Also, are there any interactions to be conserned with?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for your post.
It's a long way from a preliminary clinical study to standard of care for HIV.
Valproate has generated some interest as a way to possibly eradicate HIV from infected cells; I wouldn't recommend its routine use at this time. Why take anything unless there is proven benefit? You'd only risk side effects or toxicity without clear-cut benefit.
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