|Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?
Jul 21, 2010
Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?
I took 5 tablets of Aciclovir for 5 days and since then have no outbreak of herpes in my genitals. Does it means it is cured or do i still have herpes?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Since acyclovir has no activity against HIV, there's no reason why taking acyclovir would have any effect on the development of HIV drug resistance (including, but not limited to the medications in Atripla).
Unfortunately, acyclovir does not eradicate or cure herpes, so you still have HSV; the medication decreases the time of viral shedding and symptoms during outbreaks.
I hope this is helpful, BY
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