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Can A Person With HIV Take Acyclovir

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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 load- 24000. When I have a herpes outbreak I take Acyclovir 800 mg- three times a day for five days. I've read of a recent study that says this...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello 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 Read more »

taper off

I've been on acyclovir for 13yrs. since diagnosed. I'm thinking about tapering off acyclovir. My... Read more »

HIV/HSV2 treatment adherence

If near-perfect adherence to HIV meds is essential to minimizing chances for drug resistance, are... Read more »
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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)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes Read more »
The Body PRO

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start taking strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to control their HIV, they can survive much longer. Now only about half of people with HIV and PML die from PML. The "JC" virus causes... 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 »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
...I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line Read more »

The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...The U.S. AIDS CURE and the CDC's Constitutional Guarantee http://www.boydgraves.com/letters/011104.html After 26 months on a single injection Read more »

Told son I am HIV+... what now??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am 28, have been HIV+ for 9 years, since my son was 1. About 4 days ago, he came home from the neighbors unexpectedly to find me reading a book on Read more »