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Should I Take Aciclovir If I Have Aids

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Does Aciclovir cause drug resistance to A-tripla medication taken for HIV treatment?

I took 5 tablets of Aciclovir for 5 days and since then have no outbreak of herpes in my genitals. Does it means it is cured or do i still have herpes?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for your post.Since acyclovir has no activity against HIV, there's no reason why taking acyclovir would have any effect on the development of HIV drug resistance (including, but not limited to the medications in... Read more »

Atripla and Aciclovir

I was diagnosed HIV+ with CD4 of 42. I have a recurrent problem of Genital Herpes. Is it safe to... Read more »

HIV Test + p24 antigen affected by Aciclovir?

Dear Doctor, I did a HIV Test + p24 antigen at 100 days and was negative but in that period I was... Read more »


Otro(s) nombre(s): acyclovir sodium, Zovirax Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas El aciclovir, conocido tambi√©n como Zovirax, es un tipo de medicamento llamado antiv√≠rico. Estos productos destruyen los virus o les impiden... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

The drug acyclovir, which suppresses herpes simplex virus-2, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by HIV-positive people who also have herpes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington , United... Read more »

Surprisingly, Acyclovir for HSV-2 Treatment Fails to Curtail HIV Acquisition

In this summary of her study, Connie Celum, M.D., of the 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... Read more »
Project Inform

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

In two poster presentations at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, acyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes, shows that it also inhibits HIV during the reverse transcription (RT) step in the virus's life cycle. Two studies looked at how acyclovir affected... Read more »
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Prueba para maana tomando Aciclovir?

Posted by LaVIHda, 4 Replies
Hola a todos no recuerdo la verdad cuantos aos an pasado para volver a escribir un mensaje, pero bueno aca estoy, tengo una duda, me dio una fuerte infeccion en la garganta (mucha fiebre) seguida de aftas en la boca muy dolorosas por cierto y se me... Read more »

Riesgo de contagio al tener herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Quera consultarles respecto de la combinacin entre ambas infecciones. Yo sufro de herpes genital desde hace mas de 15 aos, he realizado tratamientos supresivos con aciclovir y valaciclovir con buenos resultados temporales.
En algunos articulos de... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
bueno despues de haber pasdado por los sintomas,deprimirme,tomar aciclovir para aftas,demas medicamentos y terminar con tratamiento antidepresivo,hoy a los 5 meses y tres semanas de la sitiuacion de risgo me hice otro test que me lo pidieron de... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 5 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »