|Herpes medication and the ELISA test
Aug 1, 2004
I took Valtrex pills like about three years ago for about 15 days for genital herpes.
I had a low risk exposure like one year ago, and following that exposure, i got tested for
HIV ELISA antibody test after seven months, which came out to be negative.
Do u think that the valtrex medication could have affected my ELISA test by providing a false
negative. Will the medication inhibit the production of antibodies or the window period of
Thanks for ur time.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Nope! Valtrex will not inhibit HIV antibody production, alter the validity of HIV tests, or change the window period. I should also point out that I have answered this exact question several times before. Folks, if you are looking for information, remember to check the archives first. Your answer is probably already there just a mouse click away, waiting for you!
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