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Feb 19, 2005

Hello Dr.Bob, I have a question about acyclovir. I might have been exposed to HIV in early December (7th). On Jan.10th I was hospitalized for aseptic meningits and treated with antibiotics and acyclovir for three days. After being discharged and thinking acute HIV infection I had a PCR/DNA test, that was on Jan.26th. The question, could acyclovir distort the PCR/DNA test possibly making it a false negative. Thank you very much. This site has been my bible for the past two months. signed, terrified.

Response from Dr. Frascino


Acyclovir will not alter PCR/DNA test results or increase the possibility of false-negative test results.

This site has been your bible? Yikes, don't tell Jerry Falwell or he might decide to picket my office.

Good luck. Stay well.

Dr. Bob

When is the most infectios time for person with HIV?
Please Help me move on for good, Bob...

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