|can valtrex affects my hiv test???please please please answer!
Oct 15, 2012
I had sex with a girl 4 and a half month ago while I was having sex with her I moved my penis and noticed all the condom is covered with blood the condom didn't break she was on her period and didn't tell me so I was so scared I ran to the bathroom I moved the condom carefully with my two hands when I took it off I noticed all my finger nails r filled with blood I didn't notice any deep cut but I don't know if I have any real small one which I didn't notice anyways agter 4 and a half month I had herpes zoster(zona)I knew I may be infected with hiv I went to the doctor I gave valtrex 3000 mg per day for 6 days so all in total is 18000mg and gave me a hiv test papper to do I did it and my hiv was negative he said to me ur hiv free but I was still worried a lot so after I took my medication valtrex 18,000 mg I did another test and my hiv was negative then after 4 days again I did hiv test and elisa test and all was negative!please I just want to know if there is a chance even if 1 percent chance to have false negative results beacause of my heavy dose medication of valterex!please please answer please
| Response from Dr. Wohl
Valtrex will not interfere with HIV testing. Zoster develops after pretty profound drop in immune status. At 4 months post HIV infection the immune system is typically not very suppressed. This is what we call true and tru but unrelated events. DW
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