Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Should I Take Acyclovir If I Have Aids

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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
1. You can take it on a daily basis. I have several patients on such a regimen. However, acyclovir is NOT a substitute for a potent HIV regimen. Given your relatively normal CD4 count, it is not unreasonable to use it alone for HSV preventative... 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

Hello Dr.Bob, I have a question about acyclovir. I might have been exposed to HIV in early... Read more »
Articles
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 plasma and genital levels of HIV-1," wrote the authors. "Therapy to suppress... 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 »
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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

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 »
Connect With Others

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 a medication for HSV.

Read more »

Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
Ok. I did a stupid thing.
2 times oral, 2 times vaginal unprotected intercourse on New Year's eve. no excuse for it....

Anyway, I got a real quick cold a couple weeks in... cleared up within a couple weeks.
a month afterwards, i got a small lesion... Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 9 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 ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

ICQ? hiv+85/aids91

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ICQ? hiv+85/aids91: want contact w/PWAs w/neurological probs more
than OIs (Opportunistic Infections).

I was infected w/hiv in 6/85 by a man who had forged hospital
records to show he was hiv-, when he... Read more »