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Does Famciclovir help in herpes encephalitis

Is famciclovir effective against herpes simplex enciphalitis, I am taking ketorol, Alprazolam, atripla and famciclovir. Is this combination safe. Thank you doctor....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally the drug of choice for suspected or confirmed herpes encephalitis is IV acyclovir. Data on use of oral famciclovir, used for mucocutaneous herpex, for encephalitis is limited. KH... Read more »

Please help me interpret my herpes type I &II test result.

I just got my blood results back from my hsv1/2 (IgG & IgM) tests and i am very scared. This is... Read more »

Donation please help me. Herpes Zoster

On 27 July 2011 I kissed deeply a boy. He is Vih+ , I have gingivitis (bleeding gums) and maybe he... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Treatment May Help HIV Patients: Study

In a study of 140 Burkina Faso women with genital herpes, twice-daily valacyclovir 500-mg taken for three months was shown to reduce HIV in the blood and HIV shedding in the vagina, potentially lessening the risk of transmitting the virus. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Drug May Help Control AIDS Virus

A cheap, generic treatment used against herpes can also lower HIV viral load, researchers reported Wednesday. However, acyclovir works against HIV only in tissues that are also infected with herpes. The findings could help explain why some studies... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Microbicide Might Help Prevent Transmission of HIV, Herpes, Study Says

Lexington, Mass.-based Indevus Pharmaceuticals ' experimental microbicide PRO 2000 might help protect against transmission of HIV and the herpes simplex virus, according to a report published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Treatment Approved to Reduce Infection's Spread, Too

The widely used genital herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) can now be advertised as helping to prevent the spread of herpes simplex virus type 2, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday. Until now, the only advice for not transmitting genital... Read more »
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herpes please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I noticed on my inner thigt right by the testical a red dot , its not riased it doesnt hurt , and it doesnt look like any fluid , could it be herpes please help. I also have jock itch I had sex last week protected. im very nervous Read more »

If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
It has been written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the... Read more »

oral herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an HIV board but I have a question about oral herpes and I was wondering if anybody could help. I have a friend who has oral herpes who likes to bite her nails all the time, is it possible for it to transmit the virus to her fingers... Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »