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Reducing Viral Load In Hiv

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Acyclovir reducing HIV Viral Load

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2008. Apart from HIV1 also diagnosed with HSV1 and HPV genitally. I underwent this HIV test and was diagnosed HIV+ when I had the first outbreak of HSV - 1 (anal lesions) and HPV (anal warts) and was immediately put on...
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
...down.2. No, acyclovir will not do that.3. Possible, if you are having constant or consistent outbreaks. If taking it everyday reduces the outbreaks to zero, then it would be unlikely, but still possible.4. Not that I am aware of. Read more »

do any of these medications decrease my HIV viral load.

Hi Doctor, I was wondering if any of the medications like using antidepressants or alcohol or any... Read more »

hiv-2, can viral load be measured?

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I was just diagnosed with hiv-2 (which I got last year on a trip to Amsterdam,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck's Antiretroviral Raltegravir Found to Reduce Viral Loads Among HIV-Positive People With Drug Resistance, Study Says

... Merck 's integrase inhibitor raltegravir effectively decreases HIV viral loads after 24 weeks of use among HIV-positive people who have not responded to other treatments, according to a study published in Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Etravirine Reduces HIV Viral Loads When Taken With Prezista, Study Says; Lancet Publishes Themed Issue Ahead of IAS Conference

...experimental antiretroviral drug etravirine, made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Tibotec Pharmaceuticals , greatly reduces HIV viral loads in people with a history of drug resistance when taken in combination with Tibotec's antiretroviral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinical Data Show Pfizer's Antiretroviral Maraviroc Reduces HIV Viral Loads Among Treatment-Naive People, Company Says

... Pfizer 's antiretroviral drug maraviroc can reduce HIV viral loads among people who have never taken antiretrovirals, the company announced on Wednesday, AFX/CNNMoney.com reports (AFX/CNNMoney.com, Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... Read more »

negative or positive?

Posted by wasek, 1 Reply
...by hiv rna rt pcr. he had no drugs other than a specific combination of food items thrice a day for 3 months. his antibody is reducing gradually. how to find out his state........positive or negative? Read more »

Controversial Subject

Posted by pozmarie, 2 Replies
...I am a 29 year old woman who has been HIV poz for approx. 10 years. I have a CD4 of approx. 800 with undetectable viral load. I had one daughter young before I contracted HIV and did not get married but remained good friends with her father. Fast... Read more »

Integrase Inhibitor

Posted by Survivor
...received MK-0518 at different dosages over the 16 week study period. The antiretroviral drugs and MK-0518 combination reduced HIV viral loads to undetectable levels 72% of the time in the most responsive dosage group and 56% of the time in the... Read more »