Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too

March 17, 2015 1:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used herpes drug also seems to help people with the HIV virus, even if those people don't also have herpes, a new small study found.

The researchers said their findings challenge the belief that drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) requires the presence of herpes to benefit people with HIV-1. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

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