Should I Take Acyclovir If I Have Hiv
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Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study SaysThe 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 »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.There's no risk of HIV resistance from acyclovir. Indeed, there is data that treatment of herpes with acyclovir (or other HSV medications) may actually have benefits in lowering HIV viral loads and decreasing the... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineNO.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. 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 »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHello, and thanks for posting. I did not respond to the question about acyclovir, but there are some data suggesting that acyclovir positively affects CD4+ lymphocyte counts by suppressing herpes replication which in turn lessens immune activation.... Read more »
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Posted by worriedman460, 3 RepliesOk. 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 »
Posted by AnonymousDoes 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.
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Posted by DJones, 9 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by DJones, 5 RepliesI 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 »
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