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What Medicines Can You Take For 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 »

Vaccination Typhoid

Dear Dr.:I was vaccinated a couple of days before getting the HIV test against typhoid. Could that... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Says

...herpes does not reduce the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Reuters reports. Herpes simplex virus-2 has been shown to increase the risk of HIV by as much as 69%, so many... 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 »

I need help badly will you please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...came very quickly. I have been dignosed with herps 4 years ago. I think this day I was feeling an outbreak. I had taken oral medicine for herpes before going to the gym. I am married and have confessed to my wife what happen. Since that time I... Read more »

Free Hiv meds(generic) in Malaysia and Thailand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone knows what types of drug are available over there? I've done some googling and apparently both Malaysia as well Thailand are dispensing Hiv medications for free over there (generic). 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 »