Acyclovir could help keep those with HIV healthier longer

Posted on 15 Feb 2010 at 11:29am

An article posted today on the BBC Web site says that a medication commonly used to treat herpes has shown to help keep people with HIV/AIDS healthier longer.

“A study of 3,300 patients in Africa found aciclovir reduced the risk of HIV progression by 16 percent,” BBC reports, quoting from research published in the medical journal Lancet.

Experts stressed, however, that treatment with acyclovir did NOT make HIV-positive people less infectious.

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