A Comparative Trial of Valacyclovir Hydrochloride ( 256U87 ) and Acyclovir for the Suppression of Anogenital Herpes Infections in HIV-Infected Patients
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To determine the safety and efficacy of oral valacyclovir hydrochloride ( 256U87 ) compared to acyclovir in the treatment of recurrent anogenital herpes in HIV-infected patients with CD4 counts = or > 100 cells/mm3.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have:
HIV infection with CD4 counts = or > 100 cells/mm3.
Documented culture of anogenital herpes simplex virus (HSV) within the last 5 years.
History of recurrent anogenital HSV infection, with a recurrence (with or without culture) within 1 year prior to study.
Patients with the following symptoms and conditions are excluded:
Malabsorption or vomiting that would potentially limit the retention and absorption of oral therapy.
Systemic antiherpes medication.
Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded: