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What Medicine Can Stop Herpes

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Herpes medicine instead of HAART?

Is it true that Acyclovyr has been proven to reduce HIV load in blood and on tissues on HIV positive people? if thats the case. why is not prescripbed as a regular regimen and does this medicine affect liver or kidneys like any other HIV medicine?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...in patients co-infected with HSV. For this reason it is often prescribed for HIV-infected patients with more than occasional herpes outbreaks as an adjunct to the regimen. However, acyclovir does not take the place of a HAART regimen when... Read more »

NEW RESEARCH ON HIV and HERPES - NO NEED FOR OPEN SORES FOR TRANSMISSION???

Dear Dr. Bob: You have been extremely helpful to me over the years and I have donated to support... Read more »

Herpes of the Throat

Is it possible to have recurrent herpes at the base of the throat and, if so, would it produce... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...suffer from genital herpes. While some scientists are carrying out clinical trials to determine the best way to use existing medicines, others are studying the biology of HSV. NIAID scientists have identified certain genes and enzymes (proteins)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...variety of side effects. Nortriptyline is the antidepressant most frequently used for shingles pain. Pregabalin is an epilepsy medicine also used for pain after shingles. Can Shingles Be Prevented? Currently, there is no way to predict an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug That Lowers HIV Virus in Patients' Blood Does Not Reduce Transmission Rates, Study Finds

...the chances that they will pass on the AIDS virus," according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine , the New York Times reports. Though the herpes drug acyclovir lowers the level of HIV in patients' blood,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

...study, " A Pooled Analysis of the Effect of Condoms in Preventing HSV-2 Acquisition ," was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2009;169(13):1233-1240). Back to other news for July 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...herpes seroconversioni until just recently, as well... thanks for your help guys. man...i really wish i did not take that f'ing medicine. btw... i took acyclovir starting at first test.. so from five weeks on... was also taking lots of vitamins... Read more »

Still worried, helpful clues as to my problems?

Posted by detino04, 5 Replies
...it was, 200mg for herpies. Took it about 5 times a day, I missed a dose here and there, did my best though. While I took the medicine, it seemed as if it was making me break out, because it wasn't clear at all throughout the 10 days taking it,... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »