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What Prescribed Medications Do They Have For The Herpes Virus

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? 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 an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus...
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Combivir prescribed for 7 days

dear Doc,I am 30yo male, that had a risk sex incident/expositium. My condon broke when i was having sex with a non-know HIV status female..8hrs after the incidente i start to take twice day Combivir. But the doctor that i visited prescribe it only...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello MG,Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is not prescribed for 7 days, but as you've noted, standard procedure is to treat for 28 days.I'd contact your doctor to get a prescription to Read more »

How do I get my doc to prescribe Serostim?

My pharmacy plan covers serostim. My old doctor prescribed it for me but my new one will not. Its not an option to go back to my old doctor for a variety of reasons---mostly distance and different health coverage. How can i pursuade him to write me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...emotion. First, make the argument based on the rationale you have outlined as follows: I had some muscles, got none now, the medications contributed to this problem, serostim worked for me, so let's do it again.The emotional part is based on... Read more »


Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Famciclovir (Famvir) is a medication used to treat herpes and varicella (chicken pox, shingles) viruses. BY Read more »

Postherpetic Neuralgia

I am 38, HIV+, and came down with shingles 4 1/2 weeks ago. My doctor said I have postherpetic neuralgia. 4 days after symptoms appeared, my doctor put me on acyclovir (a 10 day supply). The pain was excruciating. The rash disappeared after about 2...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
It certainly sounds like you may have postherpetic neuralgia. Unfortunately this can be quite painful and last for some time. Other things that people have used with variable success for this type of pain are antiinflammatory drugs such as... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...GYN screening tests and any treatments you might be on for GYN conditions. Make sure that your gynecologist is aware of what medications you are taking for other conditions. Aaron E, Levine AB. Gynecologic care and family planning for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, they can make the outbreaks shorter and less severe. Doctors may prescribe "maintenance" therapy -- daily anti-herpes medications -- for people with HIV who have had repeated outbreaks. Maintenance therapy will prevent most outbreaks. It... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...twice a day). Some individuals may benefit from different doses of enfuvirtide. Individuals should always take enfuvirtide as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...herpes. HIV therapy is usually continued as well, unless IRIS becomes life-threatening. To reduce the inflammation, you may be prescribed NSAIDs and/or corticosteroids. More research is currently looking at this issue. Starting HIV therapy while... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Medication Question...

Posted by simplyroger
I'm recently infected and am having extensive dental work done tomorrow. My doctors always prescribe me these codone pain relievers that do not work. Is there a proper way to tell the doc that only morphine works for my pain without coming off as... Read more »

Pityriasis Rosea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is Pityriasis Rosea a skin rash among HIV poz people or is it just a common rash among young people ? can someone please help me Read more »

Just tested "reactive" and showing some symptoms

Posted by personpitch, 3 Replies
...bumps around my grown area, and thought perhaps it was herpes. I went to the doctor and he diagnosed it as Folliculitus, he prescribed some medication, and it is clearing up. Apparently it came about from shaving. Though after reading more about... Read more »