Can A Person With HIV Take Acyclovir
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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 »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHello, and thanks for posting. I did not respond to the question about acyclovir, but there are some data suggesting that acyclovir positively affects CD4+ lymphocyte counts by suppressing herpes replication which in turn lessens immune activation.... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastIt is common for CD4 cells to vary quite a bit and two readings that show an apparent increase (or decrease) may just be due to chance. Unless you have recurrent herpes infections that are breaking through on daily acyclovir there is no good reason... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolYou ask an excellent question. Most of what you say is precisely on target. The University of Toronto study (Clinical Infectious Diseases 2000;30:757) did indeed show that long-term administration of high-dose acyclovir may prevent... Read more »
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