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Should I Take Acyclovir 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.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...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 Read more »

Is it safe for Hiv Positive people to take Acyclovir?

I am hiv positive and have genital herpes. I am not on hiv meds yet.My cd4 count is 540/21% viral... Read more »

Acyclovir reducing HIV Viral Load

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2008. Apart from HIV1 also diagnosed with HSV1 and HPV genitally. I... Read more »
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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 Read more »
Project Inform

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

... "Most persons who are infected with [HIV-1] are also infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which is frequently reactivated and is associated with increased Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...examining whether the use of acyclovir to treat herpes simplex virus type-2 infection can, in turn, help reduce a person's risk of HIV acquisition. Connie Celum: This was a trial of 3,277 participants who were HIV negative, and HSV-2... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...be spreading... spread to hands .. either way...i'm confident i have herpes... but i heard that chances of coinfection with hiv are high if you catch herpes at same time..due to hiv shedding on sore? my question is this... it is proven that... Read more »

Zovirax(acyclovir) and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous
...Does the HIV test results get affected if one is on Zovirax(acyclovir) medication when the blood sample for the test is taken. Zovirax is Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
...I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line Read more »

The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...male to receive the AIDS cure. On November 19, 2001, I took the one-time infusion and have never looked at the litany of anti-HIV/AIDS drugs again. My personal gratitude serves as the impetus for this correspondence. The CDC?s Office of... Read more »