Treating Herpes Reduces HIV Levels in Co-Infected Women

February 21, 2007

LONDON -- Treating herpes simplex with valacylovir (Valtrex) reduces the levels of HIV in women who are infected with both viruses, according to researchers here.

LONDON, Feb. 21 -- Treating herpes simplex with valacylovir (Valtrex) reduces the level of HIV in women who are infected with both viruses, according to researchers here.

The finding -- from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Africa -- could help improve the control of HIV transmission, according to Nicolas Nagot, M.D., of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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