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Hiv Antiviral Meds

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Which HIV meds have broader anti-viral properties?

Do any of the HIV meds show promise or efficacy as broader antiviral agents...similar to how alpha interferon can be a broad based antiviral? (I don'tmean just for Hep B, but beyond...).Many thanks.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Almost all HIV meds are HIV-1/2 specific. However, there are a few that have activity against HTLV 1 and 2, which are also retrovirus cousins Read more »

Anti-Viral Shot?

I do not like taking meds, and sometimes I forget. So, just out of curiosity, are there any... Read more »

Swine flu and people with HIV

* Does Tamiflu and Relenza etc interact adversely with HIV meds - i.e can we take theses if we are... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season

...previous health status, and/or Patients at risk for severe disease (see below for groups at high risk) How to Treat Antiviral drugs: oseltamivir (oral), zanamivir (inhaled) For detailed dosing guidelines, see table 1 below ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season

... Antiviral Recommendations General Information on Antiviral Drugs Antiviral Drugs and Children Influenza Antiviral Drugs and Flu Vaccine Antiviral Recommendations Background Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Other Antiviral Agents in Development

...inhibitors, there are candidates in development that inhibit additional targets: NS5a, alpha-glucosidase, and cyclophilin B. Other Antiviral Agents (oral) Product Manufacturer Status A-831 Arrow Therapeutics/Astra Zeneca Phase... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...herpes, just treating HIV does not necessarily lessen the number or severity of herpes outbreaks. Herpes can be treated using antiviral drugs such as acyclovir (Zovirax™), valacyclovir (Valtrex™), and famciclovir (Famvir™). Human... Read more »
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...I was diagnosed HIV positive 10-18-04, I know that I was infected in June 04, I know where and by who. So far my emotions are like a rollercoaster. Read more »

I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have been useing meth since I was 15 and I am biplor/mood disorder ! I am so scarec if Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...generations. As we enter the evening of our lives we face a different set of challenges than the average people our age. The HIV antiviral drugs are great, there is no argument there. Its a fear of the unknown that faces us as we age into our... Read more »

Herpes and HIV/delayed sero

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know whether taking Famvir (an antiviral) for a rash (herpes like burning sensation) for 5 days (this was 2 weeks after exposure) would delay seroconversion? Could it Read more »