Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

March 14, 2015 11:02 AM

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Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

Washington: Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to treat genital herpes, may help reduce the levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, even when patients do not have herpes, a study has suggested.

"These findings are very encouraging," said senior study author Leonid Margolis, head of the Section on Intercellular Interactions at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the US National Institutes of Health.

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