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Can A Person With HIV Take Famvir

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat your symptoms and to help prevent future outbreaks. This can decrease the risk of passing herpes to sexual partners. Medicines to treat genital herpes are Acyclovir (Zovirax) Famciclovir (Famvir) Valacyclovir (Valtrex) For updated information on treatment for genital herpes, read the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines . Prevention Because herpes can be transmitted from someone who has no...
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Cold Sores w/HIV and Valtres

Is there a propensity to get cold sores more often with HIV+? Can Valtrex be taken to prevent cold sore development if HIV+?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Cold sores due to herpes simplex are frequently more recurrent in HIV+persons and can be suppressed with medications such as Valtrex, Famvir, or Zovirax. It is recommended to get a culture to confirm Read more »

treatment interuption

Thanks very much for any guidance you may have on my question below.----------------------------------I am male, 44, hiv+ for 2 years, on atripla for 11 months, I started treatment at about 44,000 viral load and 607 cd4 count. I also take FAMVIR for...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...So please read this entire response, and particularly the last 3 paragraphs.The poorest results of trials of TIs have come in people with AIDS or advanced HIV with low CD4 cell counts. In this group, stopping meds is ill advised, and TIs have... Read more »

HSV-1 shedding everyday - not responding to Famvir

I remember having cold sores on my lips as a child - which is an indication of HSV1/oral herpes infection. I stopped getting cold sores around age 10 - which is an indication that my immune system controlled the HSV1 virus. I became infected with...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
...been infected with HSV at some time in your life, not necessarily when you had your encounter last year. The fact that the famvir has no effect on your symptoms would argue against HSV as the cause of these symptoms. Although it is true that... Read more »

Herpes and HIV (Recurrent Herpes Outbreaks)

I contracted herpes approx. 4-5 months ago and I've had recurrent outbreaks ever since. They heal within 1-2 weeks, but I get another one right away. The only time I seem to be somewhat free of the herpes is during my period. I was tested for HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...(Zovirax) is not helping, there are two other medications which may help. They are Valacyclovir (Valtrex) and Famciclovir (Famvir). Please talk to your doctor to see if Valtrex or Famvir are options for you.4) Take steps to reduce your stress. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...taking for other conditions. Aaron E, Levine AB. Gynecologic care and family planning for HIV-infected women. (Aug, 2005) AIDS Reader 15(8):420-423,426-428. Ameli N, Bacchetti P, Morrow RA, Hessol NA, Wilkin T, Young M, Cohen M, Minkoff H,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos 34 markets. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. New HIV Infections refers to HIV incidence , or the number of people that are newly infected with HIV. The term men who have sex with men (MSM) is used in CDC surveillance... Read more »
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Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »

Denying reality w/unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...I would think it likely that I have infected someone else, maybe more than one person. I have herpes (treat/control it with Famvir), I've had syphilis, gonorrhea, anal warts, etc, all treated. I thought I could at least moderate any harm I... Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...coexisting EBV? - There are various studies state that at my age and the extended AVS (sick for 4 months)I will progree to AIDS in a short period of time( 5-6 years) Any way to delay that? - Are there any implications to the five undetectable... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi evrybody, I am not sure how to begin as I am confused. I tested negative for HIV but positive for genital herpes. I am not even sure waht to do anymore Read more »