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Which Herpes Medicine Is Best

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Herpes meds effects on HIV

First off, many thanks for the availability of this forum, and the education that it provides. My... Read more »

Really need your advice - aggressive herpes out break

Hi, I really need your advice. I saw the discussion on prednisone. I am on high initiation dose and... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...Wald A, Patel R et al. Once-daily valacyclovir to reduce the risk of transmission of genital herpes. New England Journal of Medicine 2004; 350:11-20. Wald A, Langenberg AGM, Link K, et al. Effect of condoms on reducing thetransmission... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

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
...doctor, figures my penis was clean as a wistle that day, but she gave me a perscription for accolyre I think 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... Read more »

KS quotation, Dr Dezube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...type of herpesvirus called HHV-8 or KSHV. It likes to reside in the oral cavity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that the KS virus can be spread by deep kissing. HOWEVER, many viruses can be spread by kissing. If... Read more »