Two years back, I had fever and headache. From then I am having gait and muscle pains. After many tests, doctor suggested EBV test. Results are IgG positive and IgM came negative and then gave Zovirax 800 mg. I am shocked as it is a tablet for HIV. Does my EBV report say that I have HIV? Or do I have any such life threatening disease? Is it contagious? Should I avoid kissing and avoid sex for my entire life? Will EBV virus go away or remain in body forever?
Welcome to icliniq.com. Zovirax (Acyclovir) is actually a medicine for viral infection and your physician is on right lines. Do not worry about that. Not many benefits are seen with Zovirax in infectious mononucleosis (IM) caused by Epstein-Barr virus- EBV, but this is good if indicated. Yes, close contacts and kissing should be avoided. Sometimes, the virus may remain for lifelong in host body. Reports do not mean that you have HIV. It is altogether a different disease.
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.. no effect on PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). Yes, it would be wise to start PEP and later you can stop it.
Oraquick is not reliable after two days of exposure.
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