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Taking Aciclovir With Hiv Meds

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...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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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 »

my cousins meds bad reaction

my almost 40 year-old brazilian cousin[will be 40 in february] was diagnosed with hiv in may 2006, cd4 216 VL 136.000 .he had no sympthoms since then except for herpes zooster which made him go through an HIV blood test. he was completed healed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
He likely has a high bilirubin level due to the atazanavir. perhpas 5% of patients on atazanavir develop a high level that is noticealbe and leads to consideration of changing the atazanavir to another drug (such as efavirenz or Kaletra or... Read more »

Aciclovir 800mg and Paracetamol

Can I take paracetamol while taking Aciclovir 800mg?thankyou
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally safe to take paracetamol (acetaminophen) and acyclovir. KH Read more »

I stopped taking my HIV Meds

A series of misfortunes made me depressed and I also changed doctors. After my last doctors meeting my CD4 was confirmed at 600 and my vl is undetectable and has been for two years.I became depressed and stopped taking my meds (Norvir, Truvada and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That regimen usually is fairly hardy to developing resistance so generally recommend restarting meds without further delay and simply informing your clinic of the situation. These things happen and most often work out OK. Focusing Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »