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What Medications Are Used To Treat Herpes Virus

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How many antivirals are needed?

My doctor recently put me on acyclovir & is considering adding Epivir. I'm wondering if there are instances where only 2 antivirals are used instead of three to keep viral load in check? Most of the literature i've read seems to infer that there's...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.What??Acyclovir is a medication used to treat herpes virus, not HIV. Epivir (3TC, part of Combivir and Trizivir) is an HIV medication (also used to treat hepatitis B).Under no circumstances Read more »


Why is the antiviral Valtrex useful to treat the Herpes virus but not useful against the HIV virus? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12 times more likely... Read more »
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Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

...acyclovir on HIV in various tissues from the tonsils, lymph nodes, rectum and genital tract, all co-infected with various human herpes viruses. After treating HIV-infected cells with acyclovir, viral loads and RT activity were assessed. If the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more... Read more »
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ongoing symptoms

Posted by hopfullindy, 2 Replies
...I tested neg at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have been treated for an std from this exposure and have just recently been told that I have herpes. I have on going symptoms such as vaginal Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...and Calcium. Hamsters treated with this water soluble extract had better recovery rates when infected with an otherwise lethal Herpes virus 9. How does it work? When attacking a cell, a virus first attaches itself to the cell membrane.... Read more »

KS Experts needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My viral load has been steady at about 30,000 since I started monitoring it 2 years ago. Up until this point I have taken no medications for this condition. I just had a golf ball-sized lymph node removed from my groin. It was diagnosed as KS. ... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »