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Antiviral drugs mess up test result? Dr David
Oct 1, 2013

After 3 days of exposure, I develop a cold sore on my lip. I don't remember using condom or not due to toxicity! But I never kiss that girls. Why I'm having an outbreak?? I went to my family doctor, test negative for acute herpes test, but he told me I expose to this virus before! Why is it negative on my acute test while I'm having outbreak! That why scare me the most because is it due to HIV symptom? I went and test at 17 days and negative for HIV rapid test? I'm really concerning is it I'm on antiviral for 5 days that mess up my hiv test result?? Please answer my question!! I'm really worry and scared now, can't sleep

Response from Dr. Wohl

No. This medication will not interfere with HIV testing.

DW



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