Antiviral Herpes Medication
Jan 2, 2001
Just a quick question Dr. About 2 months ago I went to my primary doctor after a high-risk sexual encounter. It was suspected that I was in the "prodome" of a Herpes infection. Therefore, I was prescribed Valtrex 1 gram, for 10 days (which I started taking 3 days after the encounter). It turned out that I didn't have a Herpes infection. Therefore, a month after the "encounter" (30 days), I went for an HIV antibody and P24 antigen, both coming back negative. My question is - can an antiviral medication such as Valtrex throw off the "window" or "result" of an HIV test. Of course I'm referring to the 25 day "average" that it takes someone to test positive. Of course, I plan to be tested at 3 months. Thanks!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
No it can't.
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