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Should I Take Famvir If I Have Aids

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...also have herpes, just treating HIV does not necessarily lessen the number or severity of herpes outbreaks. Herpes can be treated using antiviral drugs such as acyclovir (Zovirax™), valacyclovir (Valtrex™), and famciclovir (Famvir™). Human Papillomavirus (HPV, Warts) Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...
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Famvir and antibody testing

Hi Dr. BobI have scoured the archives to look for an answer to my question but could not find one to match. I see where you posted that Valtrex did not affect antibody testing but I would like to know if daily dosing of 1000mg of Famvir would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Famvir like Valtrex will not affect the results of HIV-antibody tests. Your negative tests out to six months are definitive and conclusive. Read more »

You've answered my questions...now I have another one!

Thank you so much for answering my other two questions over the last two years! Now I have another one: AidsInfo says that most HIV specialists start HAART when CD4 is at or below 350. And that Herpes is an Aids defining illness. And that chronic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...remember you and I'm disheartened to hear that you are having such a difficult time obtaining competent (let alone compassionate) HIV care!!!First I should clear up a few misconceptions. Herpes, per se, is not an AIDS-defining illness. Chronic... Read more »

HSV-1 shedding everyday - not responding to Famvir

I remember having cold sores on my lips as a child - which is an indication of HSV1/oral herpes infection. I stopped getting cold sores around age 10 - which is an indication that my immune system controlled the HSV1 virus. I became infected with...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
...been infected with HSV at some time in your life, not necessarily when you had your encounter last year. The fact that the famvir has no effect on your symptoms would argue against HSV as the cause of these symptoms. Although it is true that... Read more »

FAMVIR MEDICATION

WHY IS FAMVIR PRESCRIBED?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Famciclovir (Famvir) is a medication used to treat herpes and varicella (chicken pox, shingles) viruses. BY Read more »
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Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »

Herpes and HIV/delayed sero

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know whether taking Famvir (an antiviral) for a rash (herpes like burning sensation) for 5 days (this was 2 weeks after exposure) would delay seroconversion? Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...(qualitative)test as well as 2 HIV-1 screens were negative. In October 1999 I got shingles and was treated with acyclovir cream and FAMVIR tablets, at the same time the HIV-1 screen was negative and VL undetectable at 20 copies. In November, the... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »