Acyclovir In Hiv Treatment
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Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study SaysThe drug acyclovir, which suppresses herpes simplex virus-2, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by HIV-positive people who also have herpes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington , United... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.There's no risk of HIV resistance from acyclovir. Indeed, there is data that treatment of herpes with acyclovir (or other HSV medications) may actually have benefits in lowering HIV viral loads and decreasing the... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. You can take it on a daily basis. I have several patients on such a regimen. However, acyclovir is NOT a substitute for a potent HIV regimen. Given your relatively normal CD4 count, it is not unreasonable to use it alone for HSV preventative... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolI have dealt with this question in the past, but not in a long while. This question came up in the past after the publication of a study which showed that high doses of acyclovir could prevent lymphoma. In general, I do NOT recommend taking high... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your question.In general, I agree with you. If you don't have oral or genital herpes, there is little benefit in having you take acyclovir (or one of its cousins, like valacyclovir). It may be that you have antibody evidence of... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousDoes the HIV test results get affected if one is on Zovirax(acyclovir) medication when the blood sample for the test is taken. Zovirax is a medication for HSV.
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Posted by worriedman460, 3 RepliesOk. I did a stupid thing.
2 times oral, 2 times vaginal unprotected intercourse on New Year's eve. no excuse for it....
Anyway, I got a real quick cold a couple weeks in... cleared up within a couple weeks.
a month afterwards, i got a small lesion... Read more »
Posted by NurseEddie, 4 RepliesI 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 »
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The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »
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