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Acyclovir In Hiv Treatment

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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?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 Read more »

Is it safe for Hiv Positive people to take Acyclovir?

I am hiv positive and have genital herpes. I am not on hiv meds yet.My cd4 count is 540/21% viral... Read more »

Acyclovir reducing HIV Viral Load

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2008. Apart from HIV1 also diagnosed with HSV1 and HPV genitally. I... Read more »
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Surprisingly, Acyclovir for HSV-2 Treatment Fails to Curtail HIV Acquisition

...University of Washington at Seattle, discusses surprisingly disappointing results from a study examining whether the use of acyclovir to treat herpes simplex virus type-2 infection can, in turn, help reduce a person's risk of HIV acquisition. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...passes between sexual partners or people who share needles, this is called horizontal transmission. In the time before effective treatment for HIV, about one in four babies born to HIV positive mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

...not taking antiretroviral therapy at time of enrollment. HIV-positive partners were randomized to receive either a placebo or acyclovir (400mg orally, twice daily). At all visits, participants were given intensive counseling about risk reduction,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...of people with HSV2 infection knew that they had it. How Is Herpes Treated? The standard treatment for HSV is the drug acyclovir, given orally (in pill form) from two to five times a day. Another form of acyclovir is valacyclovir. It can be... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...lesion (which i popped into a napkin) on my penis... went to doc, got herpes testing..and he gave me a really high dose of acyclovir ..800 mg 5 times a day... i took that for like a month... i had all types of symptoms, sore throat, dry skin,... Read more »

Retreat in California for HIV+ Women!!

Posted by ai77, 2 Replies
Hi ladies - Just wanted to let you know that WORLD's (Women Organized Against Life-Threatening Diseases) next retreat for HIV+ women is coming up from October 30th to November 1st. It'll be at a retreat center on the beach near Santa Cruz. $100... Read more »

When to begin treatment?

Posted by NurseEddie, 4 Replies
I contracted HIV June 2004, diagnosed July 19th, 2004. I am also a newly recovering meth addict fresh out of inpatient treatment. My CD4 count, as of 08/09/05 was 997 with a viral load of 69,000. In May my numbers were 580 and 92,000,... Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she is pregnant and DOES NOT know his status...... He won't tell her... Read more »