Effect of acyclovir on HHV6/HHV8?

Michael Ostrander FYDS16A at prodigy.com
Sat May 20 17:44:32 EST 1995

There has been at least one major trial looking at HIV disease 
progression in patients treated with acyclovir. The results,as I recall, 
were positive. since acyclovir has no activity against HIV the effect is 
presumed to be due to effects against herpesviruses and implying some 
interaction of herpesviruses in AIDS progression. however, I believe that 
there may be some difficulties in co-administering antiviral nucleosides 
eg. acyclovir or ganciclovir and AZT.


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