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Is There Any Problem With Taking Acyclovir While On HIV Meds

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I am currently for about three months on twice a day Combivir/virumen, very healthy and never ill, diagnoses two year ago and have been cd4 670 VL undetectable, however Lately having Herpes Outbreak, if I take acyclovir would this drug interact...
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
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